From innovative gourmet restaurants that combine new seating arrangements with local food sourcing to battling food insecurity through community gardening with food trucks and markets in between, the spectrum of food driven initiatives is almost endless.
Food has become an element of community and economic development, job creation, workforce training and social justice.
Baltimore is well positioned in this trajectory where many communities score well when restaurants, coffee shops, brewpubs, bakeries, edible gardens and food trucks are applied as metrics of community success, or as some would say: gentrification.
|Rendering of the Food Hub|
With the Baltimore Food Hub located north of the Amtrak tracks in East Baltimore in an area of high abandonment and disinvestment, a food themed investment gains another dimension. The hub combines aspiration for healthy food with social impact from job creation to training and addressing food insecurity. The social impact project has been in the making for quite some time. It looks like this fall will be the time when the shovel will in the ground.