local food

Results of First Local Food Marketing Practices Survey Released

Farm Scene
Mastering Marketing - January 2017 Just before Christmas, the USDA released the results of its first Local Food Marketing Practices Survey. The survey asked about the marketing of food directly from farm producers directly to consumers, retailers, institutions, and a variety of local food...

3rd Annual Growing Community Gardens Gathering

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015 -
8:00am to 2:00pm
Center for Educational Partnership
The 3rd Annual "“Growing Community Gardens” event will allow community gardeners from around the county and surrounding areas to network with each other and attend four workshops taught by local experts. Workshops include Backyard Orchards, Seed Saving and Swapping, Green Thumb Yoga, and Local Food...

What is the Hubbub about Food Hubs?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is a food hub? In general, food hubs help farmers get their products from the field to the consumer. According to USDA’s definition, a regional food hub is “ a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-...

When Can You Call a Product "Local"

Photo by Edwin Remsberg We have all seen products advertised as locally grown or locally raised at farmers markets and on menus of all manner of restaurants. But when can the term local be used, and what does it mean? Is a Delaware watermelon local or must a product advertised in Maryland as...

Crop Hop: A Cycling Tour of Southern Prince George's County Farms

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 (All day)
Patuxent River Keeper, Nottingham
The CROP HOP (A Cycling Tour of So. Maryland Farms) is a fundraiser bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food and good health, and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland. The 2014 CROP HOP will tour farms in Southern Prince George...

Starting a Second Career in Local Food – Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office - Derwood
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:45 on the following dates: January 21 – Marketing January 28 – Small Ruminant Production- Sheep and Goats February 4 – Soils and Soils Management – Nutrient Management February...

Food for Profit

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Anne Arundel County Extension Office
University of Maryland Extension’s Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. Although appropriate for any food business owners who want to develop their venture proactively, the workshop is especially directed...
Market Peaches
The website www.princegeorgesfarmfun.com – developed to support and promote local farms, farmers markets and agricultural heritage sites – launches today to help both local residents and visitors...
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