Category Archives: Health Code

Mobile Farmer’s Markets in Baltimore City

Food Deserts in Baltimore City In October 2013, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot temporarily suspended Baltimarket, the Virtual Supermarket Program administered by the city health department. Since its launch in March 2010, Baltimarket has … Continue reading

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Maryland food licenses

The University of Maryland has put together a handy sheet describing the licenses Maryland requires to: Offer samples at farmers markets. Make & sell food products. Sell meat & poultry. Licenses and Regulation Updates for Farmers Marketing Value‐Added Products Directly to Consumers … Continue reading

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Ghost Town Farm: A Zoning Law Case Study.

We last left Novella with a license to garden in the vacant lot next door to her apartment. Over the next few years, however, ownership of the lot changed hands several times. Each time the lot passed from one person to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Code, Land Use, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Zoning |

Chickens in Baltimore: UPDATE!

We’ll come back to Novella’s plight very soon, but first — Baltimore’s chicken ordinance was recently updated. Here are the new rules: No more than 4 chickens may be kept on lots less than 2000 square feet. On lots larger than … Continue reading

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Value-added products and food safety laws.

It’s difficult for small farms and gardens to be profitable, especially in their first few years. A few reasons why small farms tend to generate less income, proportionately, than large farms include: Limited purchasing power: small farms purchase materials in … Continue reading

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I came to the seminar not knowing what to expect.

I hoped that I would learn everything I would need to set up a small nonprofit in Baltimore. That is exactly what happened.

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Cristi Demnowicz