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Baltimore’s two newest farmers markets benefit from growing ‘local food’ movement

Customers buy fresh produce from One Straw Farm tent at the Pratt Street Farmers Market. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Men with briefcases browsed the kale. Women wearing power suits and heels squeeze-tested the fruit. Corporate tycoons mingled with hardcore foodies in a lunchtime crowd that snaked its way through about 10 food and drink vendors who showed up for the debut of the Pratt Street Farmers Market on Thursday.

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New model: Grow local, sell global

Imagine entering your neighborhood grocery store and heading over to the apples. Of the half-dozen varieties on display, imagine that four are grown in orchards you’re familiar with or by people whose names you recognize. And as you push your cart through the aisles, you find products manufactured in Maryland on every shelf.

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