Episode 310 Historic Foodways In Montgomery County Maryland

In the 1980s Montgomery County Maryland set aside one-third of the county 93 000 acres for agricultural uses It was a remarkable act of stewardship especially in the Washington DC metropolitan area where land is at a premium Since then more than 500 farm operations produce food for local residents and for people around the world The Reserve has become a national model for land preservation and has created space for food production but also for clean air and water recreation and history Independent writer Claudia Kousoulas and producer Ellen Letourneau have created a cookbook whose recipes profiles essays and photographs trace the Reserve s history Click here to visit this podcast episode