FRESHFARM Markets strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in the Chesapeake Bay region. We use our markets to create vibrant urban and community places, to provide economic opportunities for farmers and to showcase our region's agricultural bounty.
FoodPrints, our school-based local foods and gardening curriculum, is the result of a 2-year collaboration with the American Institute of Wine and Food's Days of Taste program, National Youth Garden and the University of the District of Columbia's Agriculture in the Classroom program.
Our Chef at Market program encourages chefs to conduct cooking demonstrations, tours and book signings at our markets, which helps farmers and chefs develop buying relationships.
Our Gleaning Program connects humanitarian groups and our market farmers; farmers at each market donate unsold food to emergency food providers who either distribute the food or prepare hot meals for their homeless or low-income clients.