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Help Baltimore’s Best Community Vegetable Garden
August 1, 2012, 2:51 pm
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Help Baltimore’s Best Community Vegetable Garden


First there was a junk filled lot.  Then there was a community garden.  Then there were fruit trees, bees, chickens, and shrimp tanks -oh my! 

If you haven’t taken a tour of the Baltimore Free Farm yet, you are missing out.  The BFF is a realized vision for what farming an empty lot can do for a community.  It is also an education in sustainable living.  This week, Baltimore Free Farm was awarded Best Community Vegetable Garden by the Baltimore City Master Gardener’s Program.  In addition to being a great example of urban farming, BFF also hosts both fun and educational events, and, starting today, will be handing out free vegetables donated to them by a local food distributor (Follow them on Twitter or Facebook for dates and times). 

But that’s not all…

Now the folks at Baltimore Free Farm want to do even more.  -But they need your help for projects in the works such as: mushroom farming, rainwater collection, alternative energy and community composting, among other things.

Give what you can. 

Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/Baltimorefreefarm?c=home to a make contribution.  Then visit the Baltimore Free Farm to see your contribution in action!



The Monday Markets at Boone Street Farm have begun!
July 2, 2012, 8:41 am
Filed under: Baltimore Agriculture

The Monday Markets at Boone Street Farm have begun!

Photo Courtesy of Baltimore DIY

From Baltimore DIY:

June 18th was the first market at the garden. As you can see, we had collards, swiss chard, spicy mustard greens, fresh garlic bulbs, and pickled beets.

Thanks to the Farm Alliance of Baltimore, we even have access to an EBT and credit card machine to make purchasing fresh, pesticide free, locally grown produce even easier for our friends and supporters. Yay! Don’t forget that you can also find our fresh produce available at the Farm Alliance of Baltimore stand at the Waverly farmer’s market on Saturdays. Right next to Blacksauce biscuits!

Greens are $2 per half pound or $3 for a full pound, and the garlic bulbs are $1.50. The jars of pickled beets are available as a thank you for a donation to the farm of $5 – $10.

For more information from Baltimore DIY, CLICK HERE.



Baltimore Herb Festival 2012

Baltimore Herb Festival 2012

25th Baltimore Herb Festival
May 26, 2011 – 9:30am-3pm
Location: Leakin Park
1900 Eagle Drive, MAP IT

Baltimore has many great festivals, but the Baltimore Herb Festival definitely ranks as one of the tops.  If you have never been, you must to go this year!  This 25 year old festival, whose primary focus is herbs, is located on the beautiful grounds of Leakin Park and features dozens of vendors in addition to guest speakers, nature exhibits, demonstrations, train rides and more.  Along with the most impressive selection of herbs that you will ever find, many traditional, as well as unusual, vegetables, decorative plants, fountains & sculpture and other gardening items are available.  Admission to the festival is $5.



Baltimore Downtown Farmer’s Market Season Opener
March 30, 2012, 9:17 pm
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Baltimore Downtown Farmers’ Market
Season Opener!

Downtown Farmers’ Market Opens Sunday, April 1, 2012
7am – Noon

The 35th annual Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar offers fresh produce, meats, herbs, flowers, crafts and more!  As Maryland’s largest producers-only market, visitors can enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with economical prices.

On peak Sundays, more than 8,000 people attend the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. Average attendance per year is more than 200,000. The market has previously taken place every year from the first Sunday in June to the Sunday before Christmas in December.

For the first time in its history, the market opened in April in 2011. The busiest day of the year is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. For more information on the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, visit www.promotionandarts.com

MAP IT
For a list of other farmer’s markets in Baltimore City and beyond, CLICK HERE.



Gardening, Art And Community -Tinges Commons General Assembly
March 5, 2012, 12:19 pm
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Gardening, Art & Community:
Tinges Commons General Assembly

To learn more about Tinges Commons and the Tinges Commons upcoming General Assembly, CLICK HERE.



Real Food Farm Is Taking CSA Applications
February 14, 2012, 5:28 am
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Real Food Farm – CSA Applications

From Real Food Farm:

This is Real Food Farm’s second season. It runs for 22 weeks – May to September. Payment is due by March 15, 2012.

Pick-up is available at: Real Food Farm, Lake Montebello Market, and other sites TBD (based on demand).

A full share includes 6-8 items per week, $440. A half share includes 3-4 items per week, $235.  (After March 15, payment goes up to $455 & $250 )

For SNAP & WIC Members:   

20% OFF! There’s a $50 deposit at start of season, with weekly installment payments. Full deposit will be returned at end of season with full participation.

Full Share Reduced: $352 ($16/week)  *** Half Share Reduced: $188 ($8.50/week) (After March 15, payment goes up to $367 & $195).

All applications and payment must be received by March 15th!

To learn more about the CSA at Real Food Farm CLICK HERE.

What is a CSA and how do I join? -CLICK HERE.