Within Baltimore Food Makers, you will find people passionate about good food, people who want to know where their food comes from and who play a part in getting it from seed (or animal) to the table, people who are carrying on the important skills of growing and processing food for themselves and their families. We trade, barter, and share our equipment, skills, and knowledge.

How does Baltimore Food Makers make food?

Gardening, canning, dehydrating, fermenting, yogurt and cheese-making, sourdough baking, home brewing, coffee-roasting, and that's just the beginning!

What does Baltimore Food Makers do?

This group has three main functions:

    1. Connects people in Baltimore who have similar interests.

    2. Provides an online forum for sharing resources, skills, and knowledge.

    3. Organizes monthly potlucks and other events to learn new skills and eat together.

This is where you join the conversation.

Baltimore Food Makers uses a Google Group email

discussion list for sharing resources, skills, and knowledge about food growing, preserving, and preparing.  The group is also for communicating details about our monthly potluck events.

Introduce yourself, tell us about your food interests, find out who can help you learn new skills, teach us what you know.

Who can join the group?

You!  This group is for people who want to learn.  Beginners welcome!  This group is for people who want to share what they know.  Experts welcome! It is for sharing information, skills, and stuff related to our common interest of food making and growing.  Even if you have no interest in attending a meeting, join our conversation via the email group.

Find someone to help you on your DIY food project. Share some seedlings. Give away extra harvested vegetables.  Share information on a great farm you found.  Borrow a cheese-press for an afternoon.  Get some sourdough starter. Offer to teach someone how to make sauerkraut.  Find out about a community garden in your area.  Make a trade for some canning jars.  Share in someone's excitement as they test out their first batch of home-made mozzarella cheese.

In the news and on the web

10 Nov 2010 - Baltidome - Learn Sausage-Making with Baltimore Food Makers
20 Sept 2010 - Baltimore DIY - September 2010 Potluck by Aliza Sollins
25 August 2010 - The Marc Steiner Show - Interview podcast with Marc Steiner
01 August 2010 - Urbanite - Making It by Michelle Gienow
17 May 2010 - Dining@Large - Pick-your-own Figs? by Laura Vozzella
11 May 2010 - Dining@Large - Food Maker seeks Local Honey by Laura Vozzella
20 April 2010 - Baltimore DIY - April 2010 Baltimore Foodmakers Foraging Potluck by Aliza Ess
19 April 2010 - Baltivore - In the Weeds by Michelle Gienow
24 March 2010 - Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future - Urban Chicken Farming by David Love
22 March 2010 - Daftly Smitten - Not-So-Dark Days - Week 18 by Jennie
11 Feb 2010 - Baltimore DIY - What are you cooking this snow day? by Aliza Ess
25 Jan 2010 - Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future - Baltimore Food Makers Potluck by David Love
24 Jan 2010 - Dave Love's Blog - Baltimore Food Makers potluck by David Love
24 Jan 2010 - Baltimore DIY - January Foodmakers Potluck by Aliza Ess
21 Jan 2010 - blit - Node, Food Makers, and Networks of Learning by Adam Bachman
20 Jan 2010 - Baltimore City Paper - Hard Cider: Homemade hooch is cheap and easy by Michelle Gienow
13 Dec 2010 - Baltimore DIY - December Foodmakers Potluck by Aliza Ess
24 Nov 2009 - Baltimore DIY - More Cider Making Photos by Aliza Ess
22 Nov 2009 - Baltimore DIY - November Foodmakers's Cider Making by Aliza Ess
12 Oct 2009 - Baltimore DIY - Spontaneous Fermentation by Aliza Ess
7 Oct 2009 - Elephant Journal - Get Your Ferment On by Aliza Ess
7 Oct 2009 - Baltimore DIY - October Foodmakers Potluck: Fermentation and Pickling by Aliza Ess
3 June 2009 - Baltimore Sun: Consuming Interests - Make it yourself, Fix it yourself: Maker Faire by Liz Kay
28 Oct 2008 - Notebook of a Young Homemaker - Food Makers of Baltimore by Johanna Bachman
28 Oct 2008 - Process over Content - Baltimore Food Makers by Adam Bachman