MOM's Organic Market opens in Baltimore County

New store largest in Maryland

May 31, 2011|By Andrea K. Walker

Shoppers in Baltimore County have another choice for organic food.

MOM’s Organic Market,a chain of stores specializing in locally-raised meat and 100 percent organic produce, opened a 14,000-square-foot store last weekend in the Yorkridge Shopping Center on W. Ridgley Road in Timonium.

It will be the the grocer's largest store in Maryland and the first in the Baltimore area. MOM's carries organically grown fruit and vegetables, antibiotic and hormone-free meat, sustainable seafood and fresh bread. It also has raw food and gluten-free sections.

The store was designed with eco-friendly features, including the use of green building materials for the construction build-out, a “no open door” policy for the refrigeration equipment, the composting of produce and other waste and the elimination of plastic bags.

Electric car charging stations are located in the parking lot of the store and there are skylights in the roof. A "white" roof was installed to reduce the amount of heat reflection.

MOM's tries to buy its products from local farms and small businesses whenever possible, which it says reduces the amount of fuel needed to transport the items. In addition, the store does not sell bottled water in an effort to cut down on plastic waste.

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