Community FARE is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2011 with the mission of diversifying, expanding and safeguarding a healthy local food economy that will preserve the integrity and biodiversity of farmland in Frederick and surrounding counties and ensure food access to the regional population. To achieve these goals FARE initiated the Frederick County Farm to School program and formed the Frederick County Food Council (FCFC), which is made up of three working groups: Agricultural Economy, Education and Outreach, and Food Equity and Access.
This Frederick Fresh Online marketplace was organized by FARE and the FCFC Ag Economy Working Group to support local farmers by increasing market opportunities, provide consumers with safe easy access to local foods, and to strengthen the safety and resiliency of our local food economy during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here's your Frederick Fresh Online Team comprised of Ag Economy Working Group members who are making Frederick Fresh Online a reality!
Janice Wiles, Community FARE Director
Lisa Orr, Market Manager
Karen Buchsbaum, Marketing & Outreach
Nick Miller, Market Site Coordinator and Producer Approvals
Lee Babcock, Producer Recruitment, Review and Site Visits
Monica Miles, Implementation Team Member
Melanie Smith-Bell, Implementation Team Member
Christena Pazos, Implementation Team Member
Frederick Fresh Online is also sponsored by Bar-T Mountainside which is providing the drop-off/pick-up location for both farmers and customers. Thank you Bar-T!
Solid Rock Assembly of God has provided the pick-up location for the Point of Rocks FFO satellite site.
Frederick Friends have provided the pick-up location for the Frederick satellite site.
Thanks also to McClintock Distilling in Frederick, MD for donating hand sanitizer for order aggregation and customer pick-up!
If you are interested in becoming a producer copy and paste this URL to view our guidelines: https://tinyurl.com/FFOProducerGuidelines