Farm fresh foods support a healthy lifestyle, and when you buy locally you help to support agriculture and the local economy. Click here for the 2018 list of farmer's markets in Montgomery County. The county supports agriculture through a farmland preservation program that purchases agricultural easements on productive farms in Montgomery County to permanently preserve farmland. The county also has a local food initiative aimed at improving connections between local farmers and small-scale food producers and the local consumer market. The goal is to provide farmers and food producers with the resources they need to better connect with the local market while improving residents’ access to a diverse array of the freshest locally produced foods possible.