- On April 19th Community FARE, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center 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.
- On May 17th participants met at Fox Haven to discuss the FCFC vision and mission. Following that meeting Community FARE prepared a poll to get over 80 participants to vote on their preferred vision and mission. Vision: / Mission:
- On June 21st participants met at C Burr Artz Public Library. The meeting was led by Federated Charities Executive Director, Elin Ross. Read more about our progress.
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.
The FCFC has 3 working groups to address each of the following: Agriculture Economic Development, Food Literacy and Food Equity.
The FCFC meets the first Thursday of each month and welcomes all!