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University Farmers Market

University Farmers Market Open Today!


Rainbow of veggies at University Farmers Market

The University Farmers Market is open today!

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plaza Park across from the UMMC entrance.

Get outside and see what the market has to offer!


  • Don’t forget – the market will be closed July 4.
  • Gift certificates are available.
  • Get your “Green on Greene Street” tote bags for $2!
Clare BanksBulletin Board, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, UMB Go Green, University LifeJune 20, 20170 comments
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Spring Festival at Community Engagement Center

Neighborhood Spring Festival

Join us for UMB’s Annual Neighborhood Festival at the Community Engagement Center! Connect with your neighbors and enjoy free activities.

Saturday, April 22  |  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  800 W. Baltimore St.

Free Activities

  • Health and dental screenings
  • HIV and Hepatitis C testing
  • Mental health resources
  • Legal advice
  • UMMC on the Move (University of Maryland Medical Center Mobile Health Van)
  • Performances: Korean dancing, local school dance groups, and spoken word
  • Live music
  • Taekwondo and outdoor zumba
  • Local food and craft vendors
  • Earth Day activities

Fun for Kids

  • Games
  • Hula hoop fun
  • Face painting
  • Puppet-making

Sponsored by the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture
First Lady Yumi Hogan, Honorary Chair

Clare BanksABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, UMB Go Green, UMB News, University Administration, University Life, USGAMarch 16, 20170 comments
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thanksgiving baskets

Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving

Departments or individuals can sponsor a family by collecting the items below to fill a Thanksgiving food basket.

Each Basket Should Include

  • 2 boxes of stuffing
  • 2 cans of cranberries
  • 2 boxes of mashed potatoes
  • 4 to 6 fresh sweet potatoes
  • 2 cans of gravy
  • 2 packages of rolls
  • 4 cans of vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, etc.)

*Turkeys and homemade desserts will be coordinated through the UMB Community Engagement Center.

Collection Drop-off

Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 18
UMB Community Engagement Center
Entrance at 870 W. Baltimore St.

Volunteer for a Basket Assembly

Monday, Nov. 21
UMB Community Engagement Center
Entrance at 870 W. Baltimore St.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Brian Sturdivant.

Don’t Have Time to Shop?

Donate online through the Staff Senate giving page.

Claire MurphyBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, University LifeNovember 11, 20162 comments
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Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-Off

Leave your lunch at home and come out to the Maryland Public Interest Law Project’s Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the law school’s Comcast dining area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • $5 gets you a bowl of chili, toppings, cornbread, and a drink
  • $7 gets you a flight of three chilis, toppings, cornbread, and a drink

Both options allow you to vote for the “best chili.” This, of course, is a coveted title.

Neda Saghafi Bulletin Board, Community Service, Contests, People, The UMB Dish, University Life, USGANovember 9, 20160 comments
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Food Truck Rally

Founders Week Food Truck Rally

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Koester Main Lot
660 W. Lexington St.

Who wants delicious food truck fare for Founders Week? Get to Koester’s Main Lot on Friday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The first 200 guests that bring a donation to benefit Project Feast will receive a $5 discount voucher that can be used toward your food truck purchase. Donations of canned food, footwear, outerwear, and clothing will be accepted. Vouchers are for UMB faculty, staff, and students only. You must bring your UMB ID to receive a voucher.

Most food trucks accept credit cards, and all accept cash.

Learn more about other Founders Week events.

Holly BaierCommunity Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, University LifeOctober 11, 20160 comments
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July-August President's Message

July-August President’s Message

Check out the July-August issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman discussing his promises for a troubled world, a wrap-up of the 2011-2016 strategic plan, an introduction to Dawn Rhodes as chief business and finance officer and to TaShara Bailey as the Diversity Advisory Council’s first diversity fellow, a look at the new SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, a Project SEARCH profile on Mikeia Jones, and updates on Middle States and public safety.

Chris Zang ABAE, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Contests, Education, People, Research, The UMB Dish, UMB News, University Life, USGAAugust 5, 20160 comments
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University Farmers Market

University Farmers Market

The University Farmers Market is open for its 8th season at University Plaza Park on Tuesdays, now through November. Locally grown and sustainably produced foods are available!

In addition, you also can pick up your favorite baked goods, honey, eggs, nuts, plants, flowers, and prepared foods to eat or take home.

The University Farmers Market is looking for volunteers to help throughout the season. If you are interested, contact Justin Graves to learn more.

Justin GravesBikeUMB, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, UMB Go Green, University LifeJune 2, 20160 comments
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Community Action Network

Food Tours Hosted by the Community Action Network

The Community Action Network is holding our annual food tours on April 26. The tours are an opportunity to explore southwest Baltimore, engage in community economic development, and get some free food!

We will meet at School of Social Work courtyard leaving promptly at the designated time. Come hungry! Food will be aplenty! There are 20 spots per food tour, which are first-come, first-served, so please be sure to sign up quickly. We will notify those who have made it into the food tour if the list becomes overbooked.

Join us on April 26 from 4 to 5:45 p.m. to sample food from restaurants in Hollins Market: Mi Ranchito, Primo Chicken, CUPs, and Eddies!


Please email CAN at, if you have any questions or concerns.

Alexandra KochanskiBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, University LifeApril 18, 20160 comments
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Farmers Market Cooking

Cooking With Farmers Market Ingredients

Before we know it, spring will be upon us! Along with sunny skies, greener grass, and flowering trees comes the opening weekends for local farmers markets! They pop up all across the city and county and offer a fresh array of local and seasonal produce.

In the earlier months (April through June) you may find selections such as spinach, parsnips, fresh herbs, mushrooms, rhubarb, radishes, chard, lettuces, and asparagus. More variety makes it way to the markets throughout the summer and fall months including berries, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, kale, onions, peppers, and squash. Now I’m getting hungry!

But what should you do with all of these nutrient-rich, fresh, local ingredients? Too often I hear of people going to the market, coming home with a bag of goodies, and letting them rot while they are eating out and relying on convenience foods. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, then I encourage you to make a change and devote yourself to home cooking!

Recipe Apps

While there is no need to use a formal recipe, it can be helpful when you are working with unfamiliar ingredients. We live in a society inundated with information, including recipes, so try picking two to three recipe sources and sticking with them. Follow blogs or download recipe apps so you can stay up to date and get daily inspiration right at your fingertips. Recipe apps I enjoy include Whole Foods Recipes, Yummly, and Epicurious.

Food Preparation

Another great tip to incorporate fresh farmer’s market produce into your diet is to prepare the food in different ways. I know plenty of my clients who claim to dislike Brussels sprouts (boiled and bland) until one day they try them in a new way (roasted and flavorful!) Cooking techniques such as roasting, sautéing, grilling, and even drying can bring out unique flavors and textures to your produce.

Browsing the Market

Also, keep in mind that eating fresh produce can taste drastically different than its grocery store counterpart. I remember as a child despising peas, which came from a can or from the freezer, but once I tried fresh peas from the garden I couldn’t get enough! So, be open minded about produce when you’re browsing the market.

Lastly, do not be afraid to ask the local farmer how he or she prepares the ingredient. Farmers are often experts in what they grow and may have some excellent tips on how to prepare and use the ingredients you are interested in purchasing.


Rebekah OwensCommunity Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, UMB Go Green, University LifeMarch 1, 20160 comments
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Healthy Eating

How to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

Many of us are so busy that we don’t have the time or energy to cook meals at home regularly. Nearly half of Americans eat at a restaurant on a given day, and over 40 percent of our daily intake of calories (fat and sodium) are from foods consumed while eating out.

But just because you eat out doesn’t mean your waist line has to suffer! Here are some tips to make healthier choices and still enjoy your meal.

Tips for Eating Out

1) Be sure to ask questions about preparation and don’t be afraid to ask for substitutions.
2) Be creative!
3) Search the menu for key words.
4) Monitor your portion sizes.
5) Avoid drinking your calories!

To read more, please visit our website.

Elizabeth Parker Community Service, Education, For B'more, People, The UMB Dish, University LifeFebruary 9, 20160 comments
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