The new 24,000-square-foot market is located next door to the old space in a newly-erected, LEED-certified building inside the village center. In addition to offering more room for David's existing offerings, the new store will house a revamped deli cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.
Nutritional studies and an increase in consumer knowledge have put the benefits of organic and all-natural foods in the national spotlight. If simpler ingredients are proven to be healthier for humans, should we consider the same standards for our pets? Bark! Pawsitive Pet Food thinks so.
The Natural Products Expo East 2014 in Baltimore, opening Wednesday, is billed as the largest trade show on the East Coast devoted to goods made from ingredients found in nature treated with relatively little processing. The category that the industry claims is growing more than eight percent a year includes people and pet food, diet supplements, cosmetics and grooming products.
JHU is one of 19 colleges or universities in the U.S. to join the Real Food Challenge, a burgeoning campaign to encourage institutions to buy at least 20 percent of their food from small nearby farmers and butchers by the year 2020.
Relay Foods is one of several grocery delivery services operating in the Baltimore area, each with a different niche. Giant-affiliated Peapod home-delivers some 12,000 items that can be found in Giant stores to nearly 400,000 customers. Hometown Harvest, based in Frederick, delivers locally grown produce and is adding meats, dairy products and even salmon.
Across Baltimore, colleges and universities are working to revitalize the neighborhoods surrounding campuses – pushing development in dilapidated areas, advising community projects and organizing programs to improve education, health care and even housing for nearby residents.
Meet Nick Hyson, manager of the new Giant store in Hampden. He came over from the Rotunda, knows many of his customers by name, and is a tireless, youthful, engaging, rise-through-the-ranks kind of guy, who says he has not had a day off in three weeks — "by choice."