Baltimore program connects farms and corner stores

Pilot designed to improve residents’ eating habits

At Linden Market in Reservoir Hill, shelves are heaped high with miniature pies, cupcakes, and candy. Three dozen flavors of salty snacks burst from cardboard boxes.

Around the corner at the Whitelock Community Farm, deep green leaves of chard fan from raised beds, cucumber vines wind up trellises and Japanese eggplants resembling glossy purple commas dangle from stalks.

Beginning this week, the corner store and the farm, which are just a couple of blocks apart, will forge an unlikely partnership. As part of a pilot program sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the city health department, Linden Market will begin selling vegetables from the farm.

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