The Common Market believes that, together, we can
create a better future. This cooperatively owned, natural-foods
grocery store is committed to providing the highest-
quality, freshest food available. Open to all, they’re a
community-owned cooperative that proudly offers local
and organic produce; humanely raised, hand-cut meats;
and thousands of other natural products for the good of
people, pets, and the planet. Common Market shoppers
support the work of local farms and organizations
dedicated to making a better world for all.
Mountain Rose Herbs is one of the nation’s largest bulk suppliers of organic herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and botanical goods for the home apothecary. Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for an uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices, and high-quality herbal products.
Prestige has been family-owned and family-operated
in Asheville, N.C. since 1967, and could not imagine
a better place to do business. Asheville boasts an active
community aimed at achieving the best for its residents,
and we are proud to support many of the conscientious
organizations that make Asheville so grand. Prestige is
dedicated to treating each and every customer like family,
and ensuring satisfaction throughout the many years your
Subaru is on the road.
The Ploughshare Institute has been teaching
sustainable agriculture, traditional crafts and kitchen
skills at its campus in central Texas for two decades.
Their intensive hands-on workshops and seminars
are praised by their students for giving practical
information that is easy to understand and ready to
take home and put into practice. They offer more
than 150 classes that cover blacksmithing, organic
gardening, horse farming, cheesemaking, beekeeping,
and much more.
Visit Frederick is the recognized destination marketing organization for Frederick County, Maryland. It operates the Frederick Visitor Center and related programs. Frederick County is conveniently located less than an hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and nearby Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry.
Yanmar, started in 1912, has from its very beginning
been dedicated to the small farmer. Their mission has
always been to support and make the daily life of the
rural farmer working in his fields easier. Today, Yanmar
is known for several product lines, including diesel
engines, but their agricultural equipment is known as
being among the best in the world. Yanmar tractors
harness immense power with great efficiency, making
the daily routine of working on the land not only more
manageable, but also more enjoyable.
Newell Brands, makers of Ball Fresh Preserving Products, is
committed to continuing the tradition started by the
Ball brothers and handed down through generations by
providing quality products to help Americans preserve
garden-fresh produce. Today, this leader in home food
preservation is continuing their efforts to Preserve America
for the next 130 years.
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is a miller of stone-ground whole grains and a leader in nutritious, organic, and gluten-free foods. Their mission to promote “whole grains for every meal of the day” is backed by a diverse line featuring more than 400 products, including whole grains, flours, cereals, baking mixes, beans, seeds, and more. Bob’s Red Mill is based in Milwaukie, Oregon, and is proud to be an employee-owned company.
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm was established in 1977.
Since the beginning, they have served thousands
of beekeepers across the country with outstanding
beekeeping equipment. As a part of the beekeeping
community, they are committed to manufacturing
top-quality equipment, providing the best service
and support, and are devoted to helping beekeepers
succeed. This is the year to become a beekeeper, and
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm is the source that will
help you get started!
The most important thing about a top bar beehive is
what goes on inside*! For 10 years we have been helping
folks get started in sustainable green beekeeping with
Top Bar Hive kits, Weekend Intensive classes, treatment-free
honeybees, and the Thinking Beekeeper books.
Gold Star Honeybees specializes in the finest quality top
bar hives. We are proud to be a part of the beekeeping
journey. See why we say: * “It’s All About the Wax!”
What started as a small hardware store serving the local Amish in Kidron, Ohio, grew into something much bigger than founder Jay Lehman ever dreamed. Gathering four pre-Civil War era buildings under one soaring roof, the store today is a place to embrace the past: from old-fashioned treats and sodas to practical, nonelectric goods that help you live a simpler life.
Since 1917, we've been pleased to deliver serenity to our customers. Our knowledgeable, caring staff, tested "tried and true" water gardening products; waterlilies, lotus, and bog plants freshly picked just for you and timely service are why we are "The Source for Water Gardening". Lilypons is here to help you every step of the way and we stand behind our products and advice - guaranteeing your success.
At Lucky Clays Fresh, their mission is to provide a
better-quality, locally raised/grown fish and produce
through an innovative farming method known as
aquaponics, and to assist in finding ways to provide
food to an ever-growing population. Founded on
a philosophy that places priority on a sustainable,
symbiotic environment that is capable of naturally
producing fresh food year-round, our products are
Always Fresh, Always Local.
Manna Pro is a recognized leader in the care and
nurturing of animals. With experience that dates
back to the oldest established animal feed business
in the United States, Manna Pro is committed to
your animal’s health and well-being. Whether you
raise backyard chickens, goats, mini-pigs, or other
animals, we offer nutritional products they can enjoy
throughout their lives.
Modesto Milling is an independent, farmer owned, 100% organic, Non-GMO feed mill. Modesto Milling organic feed is an alternative to commercial agriculture. We make organic feed for all species of farm animals. Feed ingredients are sourced for quality and minerals from mines that have unique properties which provide trace minerals and remove micro toxins, pathogens and internal parasites. We enjoy sharing about each of our ingredients and have a story behind each one why we have selected them.
Plant Success Organics products were created to aid
in the restoration of soils. Living in natural soils are a
diversity of fungi and bacteria. We have selected those
that help extend root systems, cycle nutrients, aid in
reducing a plant’s water needs and fertilizer usage, and
much more. Whether installing a landscape or growing
your own food, Plant Success Organics Granular™ and
Soluble™ will work for you. All of our products are 100
percent OMRI- and OIM-certified organic.
For almost 35 years, Premier 1 has been providing
electric fence and netting; sheep, goat, and poultry
supplies; as well as expert advice! Speak with one of
their consultants at their booth and pick up their
informational poultry, equipment, and fencing
Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is the evolution of ice
cream. Crafted with care in Eugene, Oregon, Coconut
Bliss is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, certified organic,
and Non-GMO Project-verified. This divinely creamy
coconut milk ice cream blends pure and simple
ingredients with exquisite indulgence.
At Diamond, they believe every pet, from purebred show
animal to shelter puppy or kitten, is worthy of the best
nutrition. They also believe every pet owner deserves
a great value. When you buy Diamond, you can be
confident you are getting premium nutrition without the
Frederick Economic Development - Associate Sponsor
Frederick Economic Development. Located less than
an hour from Washington, D.C., Frederick, Maryland is
within the third largest biosciences cluster in the United
States and serves as the northern anchor of the I-270
Technology Corridor. It is home to Fort Detrick, the
Frederick National Laboratory, more than 3,400 businesses, and
over 80 biosciences companies. Frederick’s historic 50-block
downtown offers thriving restaurants, independent shops,
and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Ranked the
second smartest city by Forbes.com, 36 percent of Frederick’s
workforce holds a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Lifetime Cookware is manufactured with pride in the
United States. Constructed of high-quality stainless steel
and an exclusive 12-Layer Solar Cap, Lifetime Cookware
is designed to provide maximum cooking performance
that will make a difference in the way you prepare
healthy, delicious meals ... for you and your family.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial
quality power tools and outdoor power equipment,
and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita
utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to
engineer tools and equipment that are more compact,
with less weight, yet deliver industrial power and results.
Makita’s best-in-class products include 18V/36V LXT
Brushless Lithium-Ion cordless tools and equipment as
well MM4 4-Stroke and MM2 2-Stroke engine power
Got To Be NC is the official state identity program for
agricultural products grown, raised, caught or made in
North Carolina. A part of the N.C. Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Got To Be NC
works to connect local farmers and food producers with
retail and foodservice buyers, exporters, and consumers
interested in buying quality products from our state.
When you want the best, it’s Got To Be NC!
Omlet reimagines the way you live with and look
after your pets to bring you closer together. The
world-famous Eglu chicken coops keep your chickens
safe, their rabbit hutches allow bunnies to express
their natural behavior, and the new Fido dog crate is
the world’s first doghouse with a fitted wardrobe. By
designing all of their products to be quick and easy to
clean, they create homes your pets will love living in
and you’ll love using.
Riverside Midwifery LLC provides homebirth and well woman care to women and families in the MD, WV, and VA area within 30 miles of Frederick, MD. Our team of CNMs and CPMs provide comprehensive prenatal, birth, postpartum, and newborn care that emphasizes relationship building, informed consent, and respect for the natural process of birth and breastfeeding. Contact them at 240-341-4974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steader is Netflix for homesteaders! It’s an online
video-based learning platform that brings you the
best teachers to help you learn everything you want
to know to homestead, garden, grow, and more. For
a low monthly subscription, you’ll have access to all
of the courses and supplemental course materials,
covering animal care, soil building, plant propagation,
cheesemaking, beekeeping, renewable energy, and
dozens of other topics.
Texas Natural Feeds strives to create the finest quality Non-soy, Non-GMO feed available on the market. Their ELITE line of feeds combines great products like Fertrell's Nutribalancer and Redmond Natural Salt along with organic alfalfa and yummy peanut meal to make tasty and nutritious poultry feeds. With hundreds of locations and an online store, their feeds are available to everyone. Visit their website at www.TexasNaturalFeeds.com.
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund - Supporting Partner
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund defends the rights and freedoms of farmers, homesteaders, producers, and consumers to grow, obtain, share, exchange, and sell nutrient-dense, local, and artisanal foods
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision
Organic Growers School is a premier provider of practical organic education in the Southern Appalachians. They are building a mutually supportive network of prosperous farmers, productive gardeners, and informed consumers engaged in creating healthy communities.
School of Permaculture, a non profit organization focused on helping people learn how to work & harmonize with natural systems for everyday needs (housing, food, water, community, etc.), offers onsite & online courses, consultations & aid work. Being a Christ-centered ministry, we work to stay true to our calling: love & help as many people as we can. All walks of life are welcome. Permaculture changes lives, we’d love to be a part of that life change for you!
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange offers more than 700 heirloom, organic, and open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower varieties, plus garlic, perennial onions, and seed saving supplies. Their mission is to ensure that people retain control of their food supply and conserve genetic resources, and they offer gardeners the option of saving their own seeds
Take Root magazine takes you on a trip to local farms and gardens where the freshest ingredients-fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, cheeses, and herbs end up at your nearby farmers’ market, your family’s pantry, and the kitchens of some of your favorite restaurants.
The Livestock Conservancy works to save nearly 200 heritage breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Modern agriculture favors only a handful of highly specialized breeds at the expense of biodiversity. The Conservancy protects breeds that are wonderful choices for today’s small-scale, sustainable farms and homesteads