How much do you know about food safety? Ever wonder whether that box of dried pasta dated 2015 in the back of your pantry is still good? What about that carton of eggs sitting in your refrigerator for a month? What about those bruised peaches? Should you buy a dented can of food for half
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When Pam Hosimer, Nutrition Educator for the University of Maryland Extension Food Supplement Nutrition Education program learned that Waters Orchard  had a bumper crop of apples that would go to waste after their pick-your-own season ended, she had a better idea. Pam teaches nutrition education in Montgomery County Public Schools that have more than 50% Free and Reduced Meal Students (FARMS).  After her fall lessons of taste testing and making apple sauce in the
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Community Food Rescue has a new and improved website! We’re making it even easier for our network members and anyone interested in joining us to feed more and waste less in Montgomery County. Whether you run a food business, want to volunteer, or belong to a food assistance organization, our new website makes it easy
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Third-generation farmer Tyler Butler hated seeing his farm’s beautiful bounty go to waste. As a result, he got innovative—and signed up with Community Food Rescue to donate his surplus produce. The iconic Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, Maryland, already well-known for its pick-your-own produce, farmer’s market and festivals, now has an additional claim to fame. Since
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Community Food Rescue recently lost Bill Franz, one of its earliest and most committed champions. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Bill, and would like to share a few thoughts about how he contributed to feeding more and wasting less in Montgomery County. Bill was one of the first volunteers to serve
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On Sundays, the  Olney Farmers and Artists Market  is THE place to be if you’re into good food, local produce, unique art and building community. While you may first be enticed by vendors who provide delicious edibles and cool crafts, you’ll want to stay longer to visit with exhibiting local non-profits and small businesses.  The market is also a wonderful CFR partner.
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