Media Advisory: USDA Investment Creates the Maryland Community Food Council Collaborative

November 15, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Heather Bruskin, Executive Director  ‪(301) 244-9783‬, USDA Investment Creates the Maryland Community Food Council Collaborative The Montgomery County Food Council has been awarded a $250,000 grant from USDA through the Regional Food System Partnership Program. The funds will be used to launch the Maryland Community Food Council Collaborative and will invest significantly in existing, growing, and emerging food councils throughout the…

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Apply Now for the 2022 Farm to Foodbank Capacity Building Grant!

Apply Now for the 2022 Farm to Foodbank Capacity Building Grant! A limited number of grant awards of up to $10,000 are available to assist Montgomery County food producers for projects that build the production capacity on their farm! Please see below for details on how to apply for the Farm to Foodbank Capacity Building Grant’s 2022 cycle. This Program is a collaborative effort between the Montgomery County…

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Registration is open for MoCo Made, and it’s FREE in 2023!

We are excited to announce that the 2023 MoCo Made Registration is now open (and it’s free)! The MoCo Made program highlights food and beverages produced or headquartered here in the County, making it easier for shoppers and buyers to identify local products and support the producers and artisans. The MoCo Made initiative offers educational and business development resources and support to local farms, food and beverage producers,…

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Let’s Talk about Food Systems with our Food Infrastructure Series!

At Montgomery County Food Council, we are leading a journey of discovery this fall, to learn about the infrastructure that makes it possible to buy and sell food locally. Each year, it seems more and more farmers and local food entrepreneurs seek ways to bring their farm fresh products to their local community. We asked ourselves what sort of infrastructure they will need to be able to more…

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Upcoming Events

Nov 30

Food Education Working Group Meeting

Last Wednesday of the month from 1:30PM - 3PM

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Dec 6

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Dec 12

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Dec 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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jan 12-14

2023 Future Harvest Conference

Future Harvest has gathered leaders in regional agriculture for our annual winter conference where farmers come together for expert-led sessions, networking, business and crop planning, trend forecasting, and more.

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