Homegrown Baltimore is the city government’s urban agriculture program, encouraging Baltimore residents to Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. It is a part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Vacants to Value Initiative to reduce vacant housing and urban blight in Baltimore and includes two key priority areas:
The Homegrown Baltimore Employee Wellness CSA (community-supported agriculture) Farmshare is a pre-paid box of fruits and vegetables delivered directly to your office from a local farm. Each week you’ll receive a box of eight items ranging from lettuce to tomatoes to strawberries. This exciting new initiative will run for 24 weeks from June – November. Produce drop-offs can take place at any City building with a minimum of 10 employee participants and one site coordinator. Baltimore City understands the link between good health and eating well, and will incorporate the Employee Wellness Farmshare with existing wellness programming.
To learn more about the benefits of a CSA farmshare, how this program works, cost, and how to sign up, click here.
Homegrown Baltimore is the city government’s urban agriculture program, and is a part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Vacants to Value Initiative to reduce vacant housing and urban blight in Baltimore. For more information about how to farm in Baltimore City and for details on updated zoning codes and animal regulations, see this presentation.
More about Urban Agriculture.
Many of Baltimore City’s farmers markets are located in or near the city’s food deserts, and provide fresh, local produce to many of Baltimore’s residents. In order to ensure that these farmers’ markets can continue to operate and low-income community members can access and afford these local foods, BFPI is working to address policy barriers related to the acceptance of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs at farmers’ markets.
More about Farmers Markets.