June 8, 2009

Weekly farmers market opens on East Baltimore campus

Last Thursday marked the launch on the East Baltimore campus of the Farmers Market at Johns Hopkins. Located on the pathway adjacent to the Outpatient Center, the stands host vendors of fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, coffee, tea, baked goods, pork, poultry, beef, cheese, ice cream and more, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through October (rain or shine).

The market–one of only a few in the city–is sponsored by the JHH Green Team and supported by the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. “[It] helps advance one of our sustainability goals of promoting local, seasonal and, where possible, organic produce,” said Davis Bookhart, manager of Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship and chair of the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Committee.