Local Farms

local farms

Local Farms in Your Baltimore Foodshed

 

(this map has been updated for 2021!)

We have a lot of local farms growing near Baltimore. There are farms selling produce, both vegetables and fruit. Many have chickens and offer eggs. There are many meat and even dairy farms. The farmers have many different ways to sell their products to us. You’ll see many farmers at your local farmers market. Some local farms sell from their farm, whether online or at a farmstand. Some sell food via CSA, and some sell in stores or to wholesalers. We have dairies selling cheese, ice cream, even raw milk for pets. We have many types of meats, sold by the cut or by the whole animal. You can go pick your own fruits and vegetables. Some farms are certified organic. Many grow organically but aren’t certified. We have no shortage of local farmers! Here at the Baltimore Foodshed, there is a map of all the local farms so you can best determine which farms are closest to you, or which might deliver near you.

Eating local can be so beneficial for you, your community, and your environment. A more varied, fresh, whole foods diet is great for your health. Your community becomes stronger as you make connections; talking with farmers, seeing your neighbors, and keeping money in local businesses. The environment benefits by less transport of foods, and less waste because foods don’t have to travel long distances. Supporting your local farmer means those fresh, delicious foods remain in your community. Supporting your local farmer means your neighbors will follow your example, and more farmers will try their hand at farming. Everyone benefits when you eat local!

community benefits of local foods
We've seen how local food can benefit the environment and our health, but did you know that the community aspects
freeze food
You can easily freeze foods for later. Imagine, your CSA just gave you a bunch of extra produce and you
(This map has been updated for 2021!) Spring farmers markets are opening soon! The first of them open in early
health benefits of local food
We already know that local foods are better for the environment, but did you know there are health benefits of
asparagus
Fresh asparagus is delicious.  It's one of the first seasonal foods available in spring, and the season is short.  It
There are a lot of CSAs to choose from each year in Maryland.  You have single farm CSAs, and those