Tessemae's All Natural, Verizon, and Garden Highway's Crop Circles Campaign Enters Baltimore
BALTIMORE, MD - Crop Circles is hitting Baltimore.
Tessemae's pop-up farmers market, in collaboration with both Verizon and Garden Highway, which purposefully targets food deserts, will be serving fresh produce tomorrow morning to upwards of 3,000 local residents.
"Tessemae's All Natural is proud to have our Crop Circles campaign come to Baltimore,” Greg Vetter, CEO and Co-Founder of Tessemae’s, stated in a press release. “Mayor Rawlings-Blake has been committed to addressing the needs of residents in food desert neighborhoods in Baltimore to access fresh produce. And we believe that our commitment of supporting health awareness initiatives and providing access to quality produce in food deserts complements those efforts within the City of Baltimore."
As we reported previously, Crop Circles is a national event designed to bring fresh fruits and vegetables and an awareness of living a healthy life to food deserts across America. To learn more about the Crop Circles event and food deserts, watch the video below:
For this particular event, a special appearance will be made by Baltimore Raven’s legend Ed Reed as he supports spreading awareness for living and eating healthy. Several other draws for public participation include:
- Fun activities.
- Recipe showcases by Woodberry Kitchen’s Chef Patrick Crooks and others from Baltimore’s food community.
- Live entertainment.
- Educational workshops.
"I believe that for Baltimore City to reach its true health and economic potential, all residents must have access to healthy affordable food," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake added.
Tabb Bishop, Vice President of State Government Affairs for the Verizon Mid-Atlantic Region, also expressed that the tech company is one that cares about the communities it serves, which is why it is proud to partner with Tessemae's All Natural this Thanksgiving.
“Verizon is pleased to be a part of such a worthwhile effort to improve the lives of many Baltimore families during this holiday season,” he said.
Other key partners in the Crop Circles pop up farmers market include the University of Maryland Health Advantage, University of Maryland Medical Systems, Strength.org, and Evergreen Health.
The next step to push produce in areas that need it most takes place at the New Hope Academy tomorrow (Saturday), November 21st, from 10am-3pm.