The Population Health, Innovation, and Informatics Unit within the Garrett County Health Department received a specific funding award to focus on infrastructure and access. For this special project, we are working closely with Willie Lantz, Melissa Bolyard, and Cheryl Deberry as representatives of the Western Maryland Food Council, Garrett Growers, the University of Maryland Extension, and County Government.

We believe access to affordable healthy, nutritious food will help families live a healthier lifestyle.

Right now, our local farms have fresh food available and we have transportation to get it to you! So for our friends in Kitzmiller and Friendsville, we’re coming down both sides of the mountain to offer you our very best! Since you know we’re coming feel free to pre-order the produce that will be available that week by visiting or by calling 240-321-9636. We’ll be in Friendsville tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and every Monday night. Rain or Shine!

To view this event and the numerous other activities going on click here:

Special thanks to the library system for allowing us to set up in the parking lot to make it very convenient for community members to stop by.

For those that have the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as the Food Supplement Program, or FSP, in Maryland), you will get double the amount of food for the same cost at the Markets. To learn more about how to sign-up for SNAP click here: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as the Food Supplement Program, or FSP, in Maryland) or call our local DHS office at 301-533-3000.

To access more resources regarding food check out our flipbook here:

The State Partnership Improving Nutrition and Equity program in Maryland is a national project of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors that is 100 percent supported under the State Partnerships Improving Nutrition and Equity program, which is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $2 million with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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