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Jacques Kelly: City Seeds sprouts an opportunity in East Baltimore

Jacques Kelly: City Seeds sprouts an opportunity in East Baltimore

Railroad passengers passing through East Baltimore might notice the bold colors of the fruits and vegetables painted on a busy little kitchen named City Seeds.

Vans filled with lunches depart from this North Wolfe Street industrial outpost. They carry grab-and-go foods prepared in a commissary that stands alongside the busy Amtrak and MARC train embankment. The motto of the enterprise: “Made with love in Baltimore.”

On a recent morning City Seeds’ 30 or so workers were slicing cantaloupe and strawberries for salads, but it was the scent of baking chocolate chip cookies that filled the room. Trays of bagels were going out that day as well.

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