Eating seasonally-grown, local food has been getting more and more coverage in the media lately, but a lot of people in Northeast Baltimore have been quietly doing just that for years now by participating in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) through One Straw Farm. They own "shares" of the harvest and pick up their veggies once a week, either at the Church of the Messiah in Hamilton, Zeke's Coffee in Lauraville, or at the Waverly Farmer's Market.
The Church of the Messiah likes to celebrate every CSA season by throwing an old-fashioned potluck in the fall, and this year, there will be music, too - thanks to some members of the Baltimore Songwriters Association (BSA), who will be performing at an open mike. The potluck will be held this Monday, October 6th, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, shareholder or not, and if you're a musician, you're invited to come and play for one of the best audiences ever: your neighbors, celebrating community and enjoying home-cooked food.
The Episcopal Church of the Messiah is located at 5801 Harford Road along the #19 MTA bus transit line, with parking available behind the church off White Avenue, and you can always visit http://www.MessiahBaltimore.org or call 410-426-0709 for more information. You will need to RSVP to ensure there is space.
For more information you can visit: http://www.messiahbaltimore.org/csa_potluck.htm
There are a number of other opportunities in Maryland for Community Supported Agriculture. This is a great way to get locally grown produce and keep your costs down while supporting our local farmers. For more information about these great opportunities you can visit the Maryland Agriculture site to find a farm in your local area.