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ORGANIZATION: LAND AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION FUND INC

Frederick Fresh Online has multiple farmers and producers throughout the Frederick County area and we often need drivers to pickup orders from these producers on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. Orders are delivered to Bar-T Mountainside at 2914 Roderick Road in Urbana, MD.

Volunteers need to have vehicles that can accommodate multiple shopping bags and/or insulated bags or coolers for frozen items. Regular drivers will be provided with insulated bags to keep in their vehicles.

Ideally, volunteers would commit to driving one day per week. Driving one day every two weeks, or monthly as your schedule permits is also a possibility. Thank you for considering this opportunity! It's a great way to get out in the country and visit farms and other producers!

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About LAND AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION FUND INC

Location:

PO BOX 340, WALKERSVILLE, MD 21793, US

Mission Statement

Community F.A.R.E. (Food, Advocacy, Resources, Education) helps safeguard a diverse and healthy local food economy that will preserve farmland integrity and biodiversity and ensure that food grown here is accessible to residents of Frederick County and its regional neighbors. Frederick Fresh Online, a joint initiative of Community FARE and the Frederick County Food Council, supports local small farmers by providing an additional year-round market for their products, and makes purchasing local food easier for Frederick County residents (and safer during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Description

Community FARE is dedicated to promoting sustainable food production in our region and bringing healthy food to our local markets.

Many of today’s industrial agriculture practices damage our soil, air, water, and ecosystems. Linked to this industrialized food system there are very challenging social and economic issues that impact community sustainability, such as obesity, ill health, increased rates of cancer, petroleum based (and green house gas emitting) long distance hauling of goods, and the competitive edge in subsidies and quantity sales available to the conventional large-scale farmers.

To address these issues, growing attention is being given to building wholesale and direct marketing channels for farmers, and customer access for local food grown on small to medium sized farms promoting environmentally sustainable production practices. Moreover doing this creates new jobs, fosters business development, brings new food products to local markets and attracts younger farmers to a profession that will provide a healthy, satisfying and lucrative future.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Frederick, MD 21701

(39.42416,-77.3669)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Ideally 1-2 hours once per week; or once every other week; or once per month

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