Local Food System
Homegrown Baltimore is the city government’s urban agriculture program, encouraging Baltimore residents to Grow local. Buy local. Eat local.
Baltimore Food Policy and Planning developed a wellness incentive policy to allow CSAs as an approved use within the Health Reimbursement Policy for Baltimore City Managerial and Professional Society (MAPS) Employees. MAPs employees can now use their $300 health reimbursement for participating in a CSA.
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 Healthy Food Priority Areas, 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.