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We manage farms, land, processes and software to help people find locally produced food and to benefit from nutrient offset credits and other elements of "best practices" farming. Food safety law compliance and special marketing tools are being deployed in the form of bar-coding applications that we call LocaleChesapeake. See OurLocale.com for an explanation and sign up or view farm information in the Middle Atlantic region

Changing Technologies for local food identification

This has been a great year for local food.  Though the pressures of high volume organic producers continues and large retailers like Walmart are getting deeper into selling food which they can label local and organic,  it’s becoming easier for … Continue reading

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2018 Is a Local Food Year for Everyone

It’s the year to find your favorite growers/farmers/processors near your home. Find them at Farmers’ Markets, local stores and let your taste buds lead you there by always asking where something good is from. We find that many restaurants and … Continue reading

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Local Food in 2017

Is this the year for source verification – using bar codes or other technology? When you purchase, try to find the source, and when possible know and support your local food growers, preparers and everyone who supports open and clear … Continue reading

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2016 Local Food/local Agriculture

Support your local farm markets,  retailers and the farms that grow good food in your area.      More FOOD HUBS,  and direct sales in 2016 will occur,  Stand by or send us your latest market news.

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Think and act locally in 2016

Have an excellent, and productive, but also a rewarding 2016

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Buy Local goods in 2015

Make it a resolution to buy more locally crafted foods, arts, parts, and things in general in 2015.  Are the big chains  and the Walton family wealth something you identify with?  I’ll bet not,  so support your local merchants,  and … Continue reading

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Please learn about Friends of MAAM

There’s a great group forming in Montgomery County, MD  to create an indoor and outdoor marketplace in North Potomac at the historic Maple Springs Barn on Darnestown road.   http://friendsofmaam.com/2014/11/02/moco-agricultural-arts-indoor-market/  is where you can sign up to help  or just show … Continue reading

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Technology to help the local meat farmers Be sure to follow online events this weekend as a group in New York City “hacks” or discusses ways that technology can be applied to the local food business to help farmers sell … Continue reading

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Small Farmers can get a Big Boost with smart labels

Produce,  and Meats from small farms can now gain access to affordable GTIN bar-codes, packaged with QR codes and a mobile marketing app,  so that customers can find and purchase quickly,  and be sure that the food is part of a local economy.  Stay tuned for new locations with “source verified”  food grown by family farms

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Local Meat BUYER survey

We’re gathering information on buyers of local foods,  particularly in schools, hospitals and other institutions and would appreciate survey responses ( link attached)  if you fall into any of those categories OR if you are a retail buyer concerned with finding truly local meats.   This is for the QR and GTIN bar-code system  that’s now being tested.  THANKS for helping us gain some meaningful responses to help local farms label their goods in the most cost effective and most efficient ways !   Eat Well.

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