All people in Frederick County have access to a fresh, nutritious, and affordable food supply sustained by local producers and a resilient food system that strengthens our human, environmental, and economic health
Building a Food System is a Collective Effort
Our Mission: The Frederick County Food Council is dedicated to ensuring a healthy, resilient food supply for all County residents both now and in an uncertain future. As a convening body for local food system stakeholders, we
Advocate for food system resiliency at the state and local level;
Support efforts that sustain farmers, improve soil health, and strengthen the local food economy; and
Promote initiatives that increase healthy eating, reduce food waste, diminish food insecurity, and distribute fresh local food equitably.
Steering Committee members of the Frederick County Food Council took an active part in creating a vision for food systems resiliency in Frederick County for Livable Frederick. Creating the Frederick County Food Council was a first step towards implementing that vision.
The MD FSRC was established in 2021 to address food insecurity issues across the state by addressing local food production, distribution, equity, access, public health impacts, data tracking and funding needs. The Frederick County Food Council is an active member.
Climate Emergency Mobilization Working Group
Honoring local long-standing traditions as an agricultural area reduces County and City dependency on a centralized food system that is at risk of disruption due to the impacts of
Frederick County has thousands of acres of farmland, University of Maryland Extension educators, and a successful agricultural preservation program.
Our county has the potential to be a strong partner in regional food production.
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What We've Learned
Feasibility Analysis for the Frederick Food Hub
In 2015 we learned and documented challenges, barriers to, and opportunities for development of a local food economy.
Read research interviews and questionnaire responses here.