Local Food Connections

Supporting local is good for the environment, the community, your health, and to create a lasting commitment to preserving agricultural land.  MCA is working hard to gather information about local producers and growers in Montgomery County and connect them all via our website.  We are currently revising our Agricultural Guide for 2009 with the help of our partners: Montgomery County Agricultural Services Division, & Whole Foods Market of Montgomery County.  Please email us at info@mocoalliance.org if you have info you think we should add to out  lists.

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Niki Lewis from Green Earth Goods in Clarksburg

“Even with our vast remaining agricultural resources, we increasingly rely on a distant and global market to feed ourselves, as food is ‘less expensive’ to produce in other parts of the country and the world.  The hidden expense is the toll that transporting food takes on our environment, and we have no idea what that damage will cost future generations.  The giant, complex and intricate food web that we as a society consider ‘acceptable’ or ‘normal,’ from grocery store to fast food, has been questioned and scrutinized for very valid reasons over the last few years…The realization that we can and should know where and how our food is grown has taken hold! A growing number of people do want to pay for good food that is grown organically, and produced locally.  We must embrace the necessity of local food production, not only for the benefit of better, more healthful food but for the long term health of our environment.” – Niki Lewis, Green Earth Goods

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On-line & Interactive!
Montgomery County
Agricultural Reserve
Resource Guide

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 Montgomery County
Farmers Markets Directory

 

  

 

  

Montgomery Victory Gardens
Montgomery Victory Gardens is an  organization devoted to creating a more vigorous, self-reliant and sustainable local food shed here in Montgomery County. They provide information and events about local food and gardening.

 

 

 

BannerBee Company - Laytonsville MD
BannerBee began as a beekeeping hobby for our family two generations ago.
They have apiaries in Montgomery County & they have the best honey and honey products.
For more info contact Andrea Langworthy at 240-793-0363

 

  

 

    

    

Maryland’s Best
Maryland’s Best is your source to find the
best local products from Maryland farmers.
From produce, seafood, and specialty foods
to grains, nursery items, and ag-recreational
activities. Find everything you need and more!  

So Maryland So Good
So. Maryland, So Good is a campaign designed to help consumers identify truly Southern Maryland products and buy accordingly. By building a direct link between buyers and growers of the five Southern Maryland counties, and promoting the advantages of buying local, we hope to help keep farming vibrant and vital in Southern Maryland

 

Buy Local Challenge
Take the Buy Local Challenge by pledging to eat one thing from a local farm each day during buy local week (the last week of July each year. Buying local food helps keep food dollars in our community, protects farmland from development and local food is just plain tasty, the freshest food around!
  
american-farmland-trust2American Farmland Trust, Maryland Office
A national farmland preservation organization focusing on farm policy with offices in each state.