Our Taste of History: call for volunteers September 8 and 9, 2012

Tonight (Monday, Oct 10th 7pm) FREE FILM and discussion: join others who care about our kids’ lunch food

WHEN: Monday evening, October 10th at 7pm WHERE: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 W. Patrick , downtown Frederick (basement theater of the FSK Hotel) WHAT: FREE documentary film Two Angry Moms followed by Judith Gordon, FCPS Farm-to-School Program director. In the documentary film Two Angry Moms, a pair of mothers team up in a movement to change the […]

Organic agriculture grant opportunity, deadline 3-4-2011

The deadline to apply for the exciting and evolving Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative is coming up fast. USDA has allocated $50 million for the Organic Initiative in 2011, which is available for all three of the following: certified organic growers, those transitioning to organic farming systems, and farmers exempt from formal certification.

**NEW** Frederick Farmers Market downtown Frederick

Frederick Farmers Market Wednesdays, 3pm in the old Carmack Jay’s parking lot, between 3rd and 4th streets on Market St. Cut flowers, berries, vegetables, herbs, fruit, beef, pork, eggs, baked goods, lamb, rabbit, wool, yarn, chocolates, and hand made knits. All items raised, grown or made within 120 miles of Frederick.

Urbana Farmers Market Open Sundays through October 12-3pm

Live acoustic music, a barbeque vendor and lots of local items – every Sunday Conventional and organic produce, eggs, baked goods, specialty baked goods (gluten and dairy-free with some vegan options), plants and fresh cut flowers, local crafts and so much more! Bring home dinner and food for the week at one location! For questions or […]

Maryland Assembly Supports Agricultural Growth, Buy Local and Waterway Protection

Read about it in Food Safety News. BY DAN FLYNN | MAY 12, 2010 http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/05/cleaner-water-goal-of-nutrient-trading/

Production Needed to Meet Local Food Demand in Frederick County

At the March 2010 IMAGINE! Frederick showing of Fresh Colby Ferguson, Frederick County’s Agricultural Specialist with the Office of Economic Development, shared this information with us:    Frederick_County_Ag_statistics_consumption_vs._production[1]

Concern about your food? Act Now!

Dear Friends of Frederick County, We have just a few days to stop the United States government from preventing the world from properly labeling genetically modified foods (GMOs). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have adopted a pro-corporate position that laughably claims labeling GM/GE foods creates the “false” impression […]

On 40th anniversary of Earth Day, local leaders look ahead

      Title here The view from Braddock Heights is a popular touchstone for lifelong Frederick Country residents when they think of the changes the area has undergone since the first Earth Day.”All you could see was barge traffic and church steeples,” recalled County Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr. “I often picture myself as […]

31 Ways Citizens Can Help Our Economy in Frederick County

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/local-economies-close-the-distance-between-us