Recipes for Community grew out of conversations with farmers, small business owners, artists, chefs, and community organizers in Baltimore City and County. These community members are passionate about using their work to invest in their communities and create spaces of belonging. They're what make a place feel like home. Meet them below, and support them if you're able to!
Baltimore, MD 21218
32nd Street Farmers Market
Located at the intersection of E 32nd Street and Barclay Street in Baltimore, MD, the 32nd Street Farmers’ Market thas been bringing members of the community together every Saturday since 1980. It is the only market in Baltimore City open year-round, and it accepts SNAP, WIC, SFMNP vouchers, and Maryland Market Money. Stop by to say hello to Marc or George, two of the Market Masters!
Abu the Flutemaker
William Emerson, better known as Abu the Flutemaker, is a Baltimore native who has been making musical instruments out of found objects for over 43 years. You can often find him playing music at the city’s farmers’ markets, outside of storefronts, and the Fells Point waterfront. In 2019, the corner of Madison Avenue and McMechen Street was named “Abu the Flutemaker Way” in his honor.
Black Urban Gardening Society
The Black Urban Gardening Society (BUGS) is the first seed planted by our non-profit organization, Council of Urban Development. We work to manifest a more sustainable global community by working together, teaching, training, organizing and designing ways that allow people to collaborate to overcome many of the environmental, economic, social, and ecological challenges that face poor minority communities of color around the world.
Baltimore, MD 21233
Black Yield Institute
Black Yield Institute is a Pan-African power institution based in Baltimore, Maryland, serving as a think tank and collective action network that addresses food apartheid since our founding in November 2015. We are unapologetically a Black-led institution, utilizing Afrocentric, Pan-African, and human rights frameworks to anchor our thought and work toward liberation through food.
Baltimore, MD 21218
CAnE Collective was founded to fill the void of understanding and education around one of the founders’ favorite spirits – Rum. Utilizing their 46 years of combined experience in the bar and hospitality industries, they create craft cocktail mixers and help spirit companies develop spirit marketing opportunities in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Baltimore, MD 21214
Farm to Face Café
Farm to Face is a plant-based cafe located in the Lauraville neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. We try to provide organic and seasonal ingredients that come from local farmers and partners. Aside from being highly dedicated to providing you with the freshest produce and ingredients we also make sure that every dish is infused with love and care.
Baltimore, MD 21226
Filbert Street Community Garden
Filbert Street Community Garden is committed to environmental justice and addressing the food and digital desert in Baltimore City. Founded in 2010 as part of the city’s Adopt-a-Lot Program, their one acre plot was overgrown and full of trash. Now, they partner with various organizations to provide fresh produce, eggs, internet service, community garden plots, and educational programming to residents of South Baltimore. They house the largest community garden bee yard in Maryland.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Fresh at the Avenue
Fresh at the Avenue is a fresh food stall in Avenue Market open Saturdays (9:30AM – 4PM) and Wednesdays (11AM – 4PM). As an extension of No Boundaries Coalition, they are committed to food justice in Baltimore, partnering with farms in the 21217 area code to offer produce to the Sandtown-Winchester community. They also provide workforce development. Business hours: Thursday – Saturday 9:30AM – 4PM, Wednesday 10am – 4PM for hands-on volunteer work (prep cooking).
Korarima is a vendor at the 32nd Street Farmers Market. We are relative newcomers to Baltimore and are committed to sharing fresh perspectives and fresh, vegan Ethiopian food. In Ethiopia, Korarima is an Amharic word that means false cardamom. The spices we use come directly from Ethiopia. We support African food producers, the growing vegan food movement and diversity and equity in the Baltimore food scene.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Mera Kitchen Collective
Mera Kitchen Collective is a community-driven food business and we’re building a worker cooperative. We focus on empowering chefs from around the world by celebrating our skills and talents in the kitchen, highlighting the value newcomers bring to the fabric of our society. In response to COVID-19, we have cooked and served over 95,000 free meals in Baltimore.
White Hall, MD
One Straw Farm
In 1986, One Straw Farm became one of the first Certified Organic Farms in Maryland. With the Norman family at its center, One Straw Farm has developed an extended family of employees, chefs, weekly farmers market customers, and CSA Members–a network of people growing, harvesting, marketing, preparing and enjoying the Earth’s bounty at its best.
Baltimore, MD 21205
Rose’s Bakery is East Baltimore’s best-kept secret. Located in the Northeast Market, this family-owned full-service bakery has been serving comforting desserts to the community for over 35 years. Stop by to say hello to owner Rosie Bowen, and ask her about where she gets her sweet potatoes for her famous sweet potato bread and pie!
32nd Street Farmers Market, CAnE Collective, Farm to Face Café, One Straw Farm: Michael Caballes
Abu the Flutemaker, Rose's Bakery: Christy Zuccarini