Locally Grown Food in Frederick County
The Frederick County Food Council is an organization of dedicated citizens working to build Frederick County's participation in a regionally resilient food system that supports farmers, creates market demand and equitable distribution of fresh, locally grown food.
Building a Food System is a Collective Effort
We look to government and citizen-driven programs and policy recommendations to maximize effort and support.
Community FARE, a Frederick County Food Council's founding organization, took an active part in creating a vision for food systems resiliency in Frederick County for Livable Frederick. 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.
Read the 2022 General Assemply Report with important recommendations
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.
It's a Community Effort
The Frederick County Food Council is run by an incredible team of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please fill out the form below.