Calling all eco-artists, deadline Friday March 23rd!

ART CONTEST FLYER 2012 apr 7 All entries must be received by Friday, March 23rd!  

Jefferson citizens out in numbers to say Food Lion inappropriate for their community

The Jefferson Community wore red shirts and spoke well about the social, economic and environmental impacts of a big box store in their rural community.  A Village Center is meant to serve a rural agriculture or rural residential community – and hence the maximum footprint. Frederick County zoning to allow bigger buildings Originally published May […]

04-11-2011 7pm IMAGINE! Frederick film: A Community of Gardeners at the MET, discussion to follow

PLEASE JOIN US! Monday, April 11th 7-9pm IMAGINE! Frederick film:A Community of Gardeners released just last month at the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival, focuses on the people who grow fruits, vegetables and flowers at seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. and shows how these green spaces are changing their lives, their communities and their environment. (a […]

12-17-2010 Special meeting about on-farm and commercial composting

The Frederick County Sustainability Commission has called a special meeting of the commission in the Winchester Room (2nd floor) of Winchester Hall  to engage the community in a discussion of on-farm and/or commercial composting per the BoCC’s direction provided on 11/18/2010.  Read agenda here.

**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.

06-15-2010 Join the Eco-Heroes Club for Kids

Hey Kids, want to do something FUN and learn how you can HELP OUR ENVIRONMENT? This is a FREE club for kids of all ages who love our planet and want to learn about easy ways to make a difference. Our next club meeting will be on June 15 at 4 PM at the C. […]

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

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 […]