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Baltimore Development Corporation
Food production campus aims to help entrepreneurs get started

A Baltimore-based nonprofit is preparing to build a commercial kitchen on a blighted tract in East Baltimore, the first step in the creation of a $16 million food production campus. American Communities Trust plans to use a 31/2-acre parcel at Gay and Wolfe streets — the site of a 19th-century city water pumping station — for the kitchen, a canning facility, a working farm and a produce market. Together, they are intended as a place where entrepreneurs can rent space to launch a food business and workers can be taught culinary skills. The campus, to be called the Baltimore Food Hub, will "help build the regional food economy by supporting business and creating...