Foodshed Map

baltimore foodshed

Your Baltimore Foodshed Map

What is a Foodshed, anyway?

The Baltimore Foodshed website was conceived in Bolivia, and built in Nicaragua. Not exactly local, eh? I’ve been a Maryland resident for over 20 years, but have lived in Latin America for nearly 10 of them. The mangoes and avocados are delicious here, but I miss Maryland’s ripe tomatoes and fresh peaches. Fortunately, I’ll be moving home next year!

The last time I lived in Maryland, I wanted to join a CSA. Unfortunately, I discovered that there was no single website that would help someone quickly locate a CSA growing and delivering to or near their home. It was frustrating when databases were outdated, and difficult to find local farm websites online. In the end, I gave up, and just enjoyed the Severna Park Farmers Market and Diehl’s Produce.

The Baltimore Foodshed was built to help others to quickly locate up to date information about where to find local foods, as well as best how to enjoy them. Your foodshed is the geographic area of where your food is grown, how it travels and is purchased by you, and where you eat it. Your personal foodshed could be very wide reaching, depending on what you eat and when you eat it. Here at the Baltimore Foodshed, we aim to encourage our community to find and enjoy products grown and produced locally. Local foods are better for your health, for your community, and for your environment. There are so many options to choose from in our local area, and the Baltimore Foodshed wants to help you find the best options for you!

local broccoli
Broccoli is one of those vegetables that you either love or you hate. If you are a fan, local broccoli
eggs
The most sustainable and local eggs you can eat are ones you grow yourself. If you don't have space or
making homemade yogurt
Making homemade yogurt out of local dairy is delicious, cost effective, healthy, and good for you. Sustainable local dairy is
homemade hot sauce
Custom hot sauces are everywhere. You can easily find small batch hot sauces online, in stores, or even at farmers
local lettuce
Local Lettuce Your local lettuce can come in many different shapes, colors, and flavors. Lettuce can be crunchy, buttery, or
greens
Eating Greens Most people know that eating greens is good for them, but most also don't eat enough of them.