Local vegetables, fruits, bakery breads, farm-raised meats are among the products now offered at the Baltimore Food Co-Op, which opened last Thursday to the public. Located on 2800 Sisson Street, right off West 28th Street, the food co-op serves as a kind of “grocery store” supporting local Maryland produce and other organic and natural products.
According to the website, well-known names such as Gunpowder Bison, One Straw Farm, Atwaters, Stone Mill Bakery and more will supply the co-op. In addition, certain national brands such as Annie’s Naturals, Kashi and Simply Organic might make an appearance. Although the co-op is open to everyone, those who join ($100 for a lifetime membership) receive discounts, weekly deals, and opportunities for closer involvement through volunteer positions.
In a class I took during my senior year at Hopkins called “Food Politics,” I learned that one of the best ways to encourage sustainable or organic foods in our communities is through supporting local farmers and their farms. For this reason, I am very excited for the co-op, and plan to check it out as soon as possible!
Open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Closed Monday)