The MoCo Made initiative was first launched in Fall 2017 in partnership with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation to highlight our County’s vibrant local food and beverage sector. The MoCo Made initiative is intended to offer resources and support to local farms and food and beverage producers, and to increase the visibility and awareness of the diverse products made and grown here in Montgomery County. In a recent survey (Fall 2019), 69% of MoCo Made businesses indicated that their businesses have benefited from their participation in MoCo Made, with 47% citing an increase in brand recognition and 42% citing an increase in new individual customers in just the first year of the program.
Since launching MoCo Made, we have partnered with local retailers who carry products featured in the Guide to promote MoCo Made and identify the store as a place to buy MoCo Made products, as well as by providing copies of the Guide for any visitor to the store to browse or to keep. More than 20 local retailers, farmers markets, and breweries are now displaying MoCo Made branded window decals, shelf signage, and stickers to make it easier for consumers and buyers to identify Montgomery County products, and to support the farmers and artisans producing foods and beverages here in our County. Check out our searchable Food and Beverage Guide to learn more about the businesses in our MoCo Made community!
When your business registers for the MoCo Made Program, you will receive:
Interested in becoming a MoCo Made retail partner? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections Event scheduled for Saturday, September 18th from 10am-1pm.
MoCo Made at Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday, September 19th from 9-1:30PM.
The Power of Food: Cultivating Equitable Policy Through Collective Action
Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00pm. Please register in advance.
4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.
Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm
Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.
Oct 26th, Nov 23rd
The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.