What is the Frederick County Food Council? Who is the Frederick County Food Council? How can you get involved? Read this if you want the answers!.
What are the problems with our current food system? What are the benefits of a locally based food system? What is a Food Council, and how can it help us address the problems and move towards a locally based food system?
On April 19th, 2018 Community FARE, Fox Haven Organic Farm and experienced food system professionals from Center for a Livable Future met to help build a Food Council and advance Frederick County’s local food access, economy and sustainability. Together the groups and more than 50 invitees discussed identifying and prioritizing the steps needed to maximize production, increase access to healthy locally grown food and educate on food its preparation. Read this opinion piece from one attendee.
The mission of the FCFC is to promote efforts that support our local agricultural economy, equitable food distribution networks and education about local food and food system change. The Council is working to ensure that Frederick County’s vibrant agricultural community is a regional model that supports farmers, creates market demand and equitable distribution of fresh, locally grown food that improves the health and resilience of our communities. Read more about FCFC’s progress.