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 It was frustrating when databases were outdated, and difficult to find local farm websites online.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!

grassfed beef
Grassfed beef sales have been exploding over the last few years. Sales rose from $17 million in 2012 to $272
pantry management
Why Pantry Management? Food waste and money waste are a big deal for Americans. When we waste food, we waste
local sweet potatoes
Local sweet potatoes are a fabulous winter vegetable. They store well, and can last all winter. A warm baked sweet
local whole grain corn
Corn is in almost everything we eat. It is invisible, but it is there. It gets a bad rap because
garden planning
Christmas is coming, and now is a perfect time to assess how your garden went and what you might change
recipes using local foods
Christmas is almost here! One great way to celebrate is to use local food for your holiday meals. Making recipes