The Nourishing Connections Food Club, with chapters in Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Silver Spring, Maryland, began offering food products to our community in 2009. We are local individuals and families who volunteer our time and energy for our mutual benefit.

By purchasing as a group, we often qualify for discounted or wholesale pricing and receive discounts on bulk products. This allows us to provide the most affordable and fair prices while supporting our sources' ability to make a suitable living.

We purchase organic, seasonal and fairly traded products whenever possible. Although not all products have official certification, our food is produced ethically and sustainably to the best of our knowledge. This means that products are produced in a manner that enhances the well-being of the producers, consumers and the environment in the present and in the future. Members have often met the farmers and visited their farms. We choose farmers who produce traditional foods and we buy the same food they feed their families. Some sources carry products that do not meet these criteria and are identified in our database (i.e., organic or not, country of origin, manufacturer). Members make their own determinations about what to order.