Shop #MoCoMade this Holiday Season!

Looking for the perfect present for your chocoholic best friend, a locally made bottle of wine to gift to a holiday party host, or a stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life? Look no further than the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide! Featuring over 60 locally made food and beverage products and MoCo farms, the 2018-2019 Food and Beverage Guide offers plenty of holiday gift ideas! Support local food businesses and give #MoCoMade this holiday season! Also, visit the Montgomery County ...
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Meet the Makers: Red Bandana Bakery

The "Meet the Makers" blog series highlights the people, products, and produce featured in the 2018-19 edition of the Food and Beverage Guide. From beer to chocolates to apples to hot sauce, supporting local producers has never been tastier! Get to know the neighbors proudly bringing you MoCo Made products. For those with food sensitivities or allergies, enjoying special treats for birthdays, holidays, or just because, can be a challenge. Luckily, the Red Bandana Bakery in Bethesda i...
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Fall: What’s in Season Now?

Welcome to fall! The leaves are changing and so are the produce offerings. Winter squash varieties continue to expand, and apples take over as the most popular fruit at the farmers market. Fruit: Apple season will linger throughout the month of October, so there's still plenty of time to pick-your-own or whip up some pie! Additionally, pear season is in full swing, and several MoCo farms produce asian pears. Look out for these apple-pear hybrids, boasting a light sweetness like a pear but th...
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Buy MoCo Made Swag!

We are now selling MoCo Made tee-shirts, infant onesies, and pint glasses on eBay! Buy your t-shirt here, an infant onesie here, and pint glasses here! Our MoCo Made Initiative began in 2017 with the launch of the MoCo Made logo in our 2017 Food and Beverage Guide. The MoCo Made brand was created in partnership with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation to celebrate and increase the visibility of our County’s vibrant local food and beverage community. Encouraging residents an...
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September: What’s in Season Now?

Although the temps are still high most of September, winter is coming! Heartier squash and crisp, juicy apples begin their reign on farmers market tables as peppers, leafy greens, and peaches say their last goodbyes. Fruit: Apple season is upon us! Early September farmers market hauls might include both apples and summer stone fruits like peaches and plums, but as the month progresses, apples will be the most popular fruit at the market. Pick-your-own apples are a feature at many local farms,...
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Meet the Makers: Metro Microgreens

Have you ever visited a friend's house and been inspired to eat healthier? Maybe they had an abundance of fresh fruit overflowing out of a large bowl on the counter, or a well-organized refrigerator stocked with chopped veggies, meal-prepped proteins, and homemade dips. Imagine the inspiration you'd have from visiting the home of Mark and Debbie Ross, founders of Metro Microgreens. Mark and Debbie grow a wide variety of microgreens hydroponically in their home in Rockville. Microgreens are th...
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Meet the Makers: Caulfield Provision Company

Caulfield Provision Company was established in 2016 by Pat and Connie Caulfield. This MoCo Made business is woman owned and family operated, and sells delicious hot sauces throughout the DMV and even in Florida! Pat and Connie had talked about creating their own hot sauces for years. When they finally began the process, they thought of it as a hobby that they could do together. They planned to give these homemade sauces to friends, family and Pat’s clients at the holidays or on special occasi...
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Watershed Cafe: A MoCo Restaurant Using MoCo Made Ingredients

The Watershed Cafe in Poolesville has been open for less than a year and has already managed to become a hotspot for locals. The Food Council interviewed the Cafe's owner, Ben Ritter, to learn more about how he got into the restaurant business and his partnerships with local farmers and businesses. It is arguable that liaising with these partners would be easier through some form of mobile development tools being put in action. Definitely worth considering. After spending about 8 years as a fa...
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Food Council and Dawson’s Celebrate MoCo Producers at Meet the Locals

The Montgomery County Food Council was thrilled to partner with Dawson’s Market on November 14th for a special Meet the Locals event to share The 2017-18 Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide and MoCo Made logo. The second annual Food and Beverage Guide showcases the diverse array of food and beverages produced in farms and kitchens located in Montgomery County, or by businesses headquartered here. The 2017-18 Guide formally launches the new MoCo Made brand, created in partnership with the M...
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Meet the Makers: Dress It Up Dressing, Puree Artisan Juice Bar and Seedy Nutty

The Montgomery County Food Council is launching a Meet the Makers series in which we highlight the people, products, and produce featured in the 2017-18 edition of the Food and Beverage Guide. From beer to chocolates to apples to hot sauce, supporting local producers has never been tastier! Get to know the neighbors proudly bringing you MoCo Made products in their own words: (more…)
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