Tag: healthy food

‘Food Deserts’ Get New Name, But Still Prevalent in Baltimore

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A map of “healthy food priority areas,” formerly called food deserts, from the city’s 2018
Food Environment Report. About 23.5 percent of Baltimore residents live in such areas, the report says.

Baltimore food policy officials have renamed what’s pretty much a household term now to describe a place where families lack nearby healthy food options and live in dire poverty, though the issue still remains a major problem in the city, according to a new report.

The Greenmount Coffee Lab Opens at Open Works

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Photo courtesy of Open Works

Greenmount Coffee Lab, a new addition the Red Emma’s family of cooperative projects, is now operating inside Baltimore makerspace, Open Works (1400 Greenmount Ave.).

Offering a full coffee and tea bar, and a selection of vegan pastries and healthy snacks for a light lunch, the Coffee Lab is exclusively stocked with transparently-traded, cooperatively-roasted beans by Thread Coffee, whose new roasting facility is on-site at Open Works.

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