Local Food

Residents can focus their buying on local sources, not only to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting food grown nearby, but to grow the economy for local farm businesses and entrepreneurs. Envision Frederick County, as part of its mission to educate local residents about local land use and environmental policy, supports this vision of a local, sustainable economy.

WEBINAR: How to Find Local Food Through CSAs, Farmers Markets and Online

Frederick County residents have shown a great interest in supporting local growers and producers by the expansion of local farmers markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. Listen to this webinar to learn how these different ways of buying local food work. The pandemic has even made more appealing new online options to support local farmers.



Local Food Katie Stevens, Katie Stevens, Office of Economic Development

FFO Envision Pres -2021, Lisa Orr, Frederick Fresh Online

Generously underwritten by:

Firestones Culinary Tavern

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The Biggest Little Farm

Grow, Cook, Eat

Ilene Freedman, House in the Woods Farm

Katie Stevens, Frederick County Office of Economic Development

Lisa Orr, Frederick Fresh Online/Community F.A.R.E./Frederick County Food Council

Ilene and her husband, Phil, operate House in the Woods Farm, an organic farm near Urbana that features a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) and sales to their local grocers. Ilene comes to farming from the perspective that people need to be connected to their food sources and the land that feeds them.

Katie Stevens joined the Office of Economic Development (OED) in August 2015 as the Agriculture Business Development Specialist. Today, Katie is a champion for the agriculture and craft beverage industries in Frederick County. Katie’s primary focus is on promoting agricultural opportunities and assisting agricultural businesses.

Lisa Orr currently serves as the market manager for the online farmers market, Frederick Fresh Online, a joint initiative of Community F.A.R.E (Food-Advocacy-Resources-Education) and the Frederick County Food Council (FCFC).