OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Garrett County says it wants to expand production and consumption of locally produced food.
The county’s economic development agency is surveying food producers and distributors, as well as wholesalers, buyers and restaurants, to better understand their challenges and opportunities. The survey process began Aug. 6 and continues through the end of the month.READ MORE: People In Baltimore Protest In Solidarity, Mourning Daunte Wright's Death After He Was Fatally Shot By Police During Traffic Stop In Minnesota
The agency says the western Maryland county has a strong farming community, but lacks facilities for storing, distributing and marketing local foods.READ MORE: Pause In Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Could Delay Maryland's Goals As Baltimore City Emerges As Potential New Hotspot
The agency’s business specialist Cheryl DeBerry says the survey will help the county create a plan for expanding agricultural production and agribusiness development.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?
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