Panini Milk and Honey Market is a cafe, deli and market all in one.  The space has an open and clean feel and is a great place to meet for lunch, coffee break or even breakfast (they open at 7am).

I ordered one of their delicious goat cheese, arugula and bell pepper paninis which is served on a warm and toasty ciabatta bread.  The goat cheese was warm and creamy and the veggies super fresh.

Adding to its appeal, the food is locally sourced.  I followed the “Red Goat” panino with a creamy cappuccino.  You know they take their cappuccinos seriously when the foam has the shape of a leaf!

The market sells local fruits, veggies, meats and artisanal cheeses. If I lived closer I’d probably be there everyday.  Definitely recommend.

 

Milk & Honey Market

Website: http://milkandhoneybaltimore.com

Location: Mount Vernon Neighborhood First Floor of Professional Arts Building

816 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201


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“If you eat, you are involved in agriculture”– Wendell Berry, philosopher and farmer

Eating local foods is not only good for your health but also our environment.  Here are four reasons why it’s important to support your local farmers.

Freshness

When you buy local foods directly from your local farmer or farmers market, the produce is harvested the same morning it’s sold.

On the other hand, supermarkets sell produce that were harvested weeks before the fruits and vegetables could reach their peak ripeness and top nutritional value.  This is to ensure that produce can survive an average of 1500 miles of transportation time, (longer if it’s imported from other countries).

Seasonal

Locally grown foods have the added bonus of being automatically in season.  Farmers sell what they are able to grow in their particular region and climate.   Seasonal produce keep your meals interesting and provide you with a rainbow of nutrients throughout the year.

Environment

Local foods travel only a few miles, in contrast to produce brought in from other regions which travel on average about 1500 miles.   Buying local foods reduces fuel expended and minimizes air pollution from truck exhausts.  But it also eliminates excessive packaging which is needed to transport food over these long distances.

Community

When you buy from your local farmer you ensure that the money goes directly to the farmer and local economy;  not huge corporate retailers.  You also create a direct connection, community feel, between you, where your food comes from, and your local family farms. 

A Word from Michael Pollen

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

References: Sustainable Table. Serving up healthy food choices. http://www.sustainabletable.org/home.php. Accessed July 3, 2011.

Center for a Livable Future. Farming for the Future. http://www.jhsph.edu/clf/programs/farming/index.html. Accessed July 3, 2011.

 

 

 

 


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