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November 24, 2010
Today, people are beginning to realize that the food they are purchasing from food chains and grocery stores may not be that healthy, considering they don't know its origins. This is where the recent and growing local food movement comes in. Now Americans want food they know, so they look to local farms. Many suburban and urban families in Maryland turn to farm stands in Baltimore County, such as the Smiths' farm in Springfield. People can trust food from these familiar farmers.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
The Johns Hopkins University has swapped traditional dining hall fare this year with new offerings: 25 varieties of apples from a farm in Pennsylvania, greens grown less than three miles away in Baltimore and gourmet beef from a cattle breeder in Monkton. In six years, the college plans to increase its servings of local, sustainably grown food to 35 percent of all ingredients, becoming one of a handful of universities nationwide to make such a commitment about its cuisine. The move comes at a time of growing interest in where food comes from and how it is grown.
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By DAN RODRICKS | July 24, 2008
Even if the price of oil falls, the governor should launch a full-fledged sustainability effort to promote an expansion of farming here and the production of more Maryland food for Marylanders. In fact, all the governors of the Chesapeake watershed should work up a 20-year strategic plan to expand agriculture and environmental education, create more farming opportunities for a new generation of growers, promote more aquaculture and organic farming, and create regional networks for getting local food to consumers.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | March 19, 2013
Those of us who work in the news business are well-accustomed to hearing the lament that it would be nice to see some positive things get a little bit of publicity. We're also a bit sensitive to it not because the lament is well-founded, but because there's never really a shortage of good news, and a fair amount of good news generally finds its way into print. The problem is, unfortunately, bad news is often more useful than good news, and it's generally what we focus on. A deer causes a bad accident.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2011
Imagine Whole Foods, without so much imported food, sticker shock and glitz. Or picture a farmers' market, open nearly all week long, with a roof over its head and maybe even a stock of grocery items like natural cereals and recycled paper towels. A new breed of corner store is popping up in and around Baltimore. Inspired by the local-foods movement, a handful of small independent markets are on the drawing boards, nearly open, or already up and running. Even given the down economy and the thin margins typical of the supermarket industry, there's a sense that there is a market for a locavore grocery store.
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March 8, 2012
Students and staff at Prince George's County Public Schools are celebrating National School Breakfast Week March 5 to 9 in partnership with Kellogg's cereal company, to increase nutrition awareness and help a local Feeding America food bank. For each school breakfast purchased by students during the week, Kellogg's will donate a bowl of cereal to a local food bank through its "Eat, Share, Prosper" program. According to school officials, Prince George's County public school serve an average of 170,000 breakfasts each week.
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March 6, 2012
Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Harford County Government are partnering with the Postal Service to support the Harvest for the Hungry campaign. The local campaign is coordinated through the Harford Community Action Agency. "The annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign is a great opportunity for county employees, their families and friends to help support members of our community," Craig said in a press release. "The Harford Community Action Agency and the Harvest for the Hungry campaign do an outstanding job gathering food to support those in our community who turn to us for help in time of need.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2010
If you can't make it to this weekend's Maryland Wine Festival, there are a few smaller wine events coming up — at either end of the state. Riverside WineFest at Sotterley This festival in St. Mary's County is the weekend of Oct. 2-3. It runs from noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds of Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley Lane in Hollywood. There will be crafts, food, live music and children's activities. Tickets are $20 and good for unlimited tastings. For more information, go to sotterley.org.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | March 19, 2013
Those of us who work in the news business are well-accustomed to hearing the lament that it would be nice to see some positive things get a little bit of publicity. We're also a bit sensitive to it not because the lament is well-founded, but because there's never really a shortage of good news, and a fair amount of good news generally finds its way into print. The problem is, unfortunately, bad news is often more useful than good news, and it's generally what we focus on. A deer causes a bad accident.
NEWS
July 18, 2008
In the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, it's relatively easy to spot the youngsters suffering from malnutrition. They're the ones with the glassy eyes, toothpick arms and legs, and rags for clothing. But in Baltimore, hunger presents a different face: an overweight adolescent in T-shirt and jeans, or a sickly infant who turns up repeatedly in hospital emergency rooms. City health officials are taking the problem of malnutrition seriously, as food and fuel prices soar and more families lose homes and jobs.
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BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA GROUP | March 7, 2013
The Harford Community Action Agency and Harford County government are again spearheading the Harford County part of the annual Harvest for the Hungry Campaign that began Saturday and runs through Saturday, March 9. In its 27th year, the Harvest for the Hungry week-long food drive helps restock the shelves of local food pantries that have been depleted during the winter. The campaign is run in conjunction with the nonprofit Maryland Food Bank. The official kickoff for the regional campaign was held in Baltimore Friday, where Harvest for the Hungry founder Larry Adam, of Fallston, was joined by community leaders, sponsors and local government officials, including Harford County Executive David Craig and his wife, Melinda.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | September 14, 2012
For those few who somehow haven't heard already, it's possible to get down on the farm in Baltimore without ever leaving the city limits. There are now 12 farms in the city cultivating more than 10 acres of formerly vacant land, according to Slow Food Baltimore , which promotes "locally sourced, environmentally and socially responsible" food for the community.  Proponents say they expect even more growth now that the city has trimmed its red...
NEWS
July 13, 2012
Sunday, July 15 Festival The 19th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival, featuring American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and crafters, and food concludes today at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Children's activities include pony rides, bow and arrow shooting, face painting, crafts and storytelling. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10; $6 for children ages 3-12. Information: 410-442-1022.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, Special To The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Dempsey's Brew Pub isn't quite a home run. But it is a solid hit — rounding the bases and heading for home. This newest addition to Camden Yards' eatery options, backed by legendary Oriole catcher Rick Dempsey, debuted on Opening Day this year. Housed in on the Eutaw Street side of the stadium, in the historic B&O warehouse, Dempsey's interior is a love letter to baseball, and the menu is a bar-food homage to Baltimore. The restaurant is open only to ticket-holders during home Orioles games.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | March 24, 2012
Are there no limits on government's power, no places where it cannot go? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former (thankfully) Republican, has decided to limit food donations to city charities, including homeless shelters, because the government is unable to measure the nutritional value of the food. Who in city government believes that a homeless person with no access to money other than what he or she might panhandle cares about the nutritional content of food? If they are able to scrounge up a few bucks on the streets, does anyone seriously think they're headed to a grocery store to buy carrots and arugula?
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March 8, 2012
Students and staff at Prince George's County Public Schools are celebrating National School Breakfast Week March 5 to 9 in partnership with Kellogg's cereal company, to increase nutrition awareness and help a local Feeding America food bank. For each school breakfast purchased by students during the week, Kellogg's will donate a bowl of cereal to a local food bank through its "Eat, Share, Prosper" program. According to school officials, Prince George's County public school serve an average of 170,000 breakfasts each week.
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BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA GROUP | March 7, 2013
The Harford Community Action Agency and Harford County government are again spearheading the Harford County part of the annual Harvest for the Hungry Campaign that began Saturday and runs through Saturday, March 9. In its 27th year, the Harvest for the Hungry week-long food drive helps restock the shelves of local food pantries that have been depleted during the winter. The campaign is run in conjunction with the nonprofit Maryland Food Bank. The official kickoff for the regional campaign was held in Baltimore Friday, where Harvest for the Hungry founder Larry Adam, of Fallston, was joined by community leaders, sponsors and local government officials, including Harford County Executive David Craig and his wife, Melinda.
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July 6, 2007
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