Local food is more fresh and tastes better than food shipped long distances. Frederick County farmers offer varieties raised and grown for flavor rather than for long shelf life. Buying from a local farm also cuts down on the distance food travels, which helps protect the environment and you can choose farmers who may avoid or reduce their use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, GMs or antibiotics.
Supporting a Frederick County farmer ensures that dollars are kept circulating locally. In Maryland, if every household purchased just $12 worth of farm products for eight weeks, over $200 million would be put back into the pockets of our farmers.
Nine Ways to Buy Local
- Look for products with the Homegrown Here brand
- Visit a local creamery to satisfy your sweet tooth
- Dine at a local restaurant that features locally-grown food
- Search the Frederick County Farm Directory for locally grown products
- Join a CSA to receive fresh products all year long
- Stop by one of 13 Frederick County Farmers’ Markets
- Try a farm brewery for a cold beverage made with ingredients grown at the farm
- Indulge at a local winery and sip in the view
- Sign-up for fresh farm products delivered right to your door step from several farms who offer mobile deliveries.