What is Mulberry Madness?
One in four Baltimore City residents live in food deserts, areas where families lack access and sufficient economic resources to purchase healthy food, including and especially, fresh produce. But most people don’t know that there are mulberries and there fruit growing all around them. You can help Baltimore Orchard Project change this!
Click #mulberrymadness2019 to donate.
The Baltimore Orchard Project holds Mulberry Madness every June. Though mulberries are small, they have tremendous health benefits. They are a great source of antioxidants, provide immune system support, promote healthy blood sugar levels and are a good source of protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, fiber, and iron.
We have bountiful harvests around the city every year and managed to harvest over 250 lbs of mulberries since 2014! Mulberries are delicious, good for you, and might even grow in your own backyard. Check out the brief history of the mulberry for our blog.
Mulberry Madness is designed to:
- Help Baltimoreans enjoy all the delicate fruits that are ripening around us (with too many falling to waste on our sidewalks and lawns!)
- Expand the choices that make up our dietary palette
- Enable our ability to eat more locally
- Reduce food waste
- Help us imagine a renewed food system that is good for people, planet and prosperity.
Join us for the last Mulberry Madness takeover at our booth at Waverly Farmers Market Sat, Jun 29th. Guess how many pounds of mulberries we harvested, taste mulberry jam and learn more about mulberries.
Though the harvest season is short, we are looking for volunteers to become Harvest Captains! You can sign up using this google form. A harvest captain is someone that volunteers to be a point person for BOP. We’ll reach out to you when we’re scheduling a harvest to ask that you spread the word to your network. No experience with fruit trees or harvesting required!
We also encourage Baltimoreans to find mulberry trees in their neighborhoods, harvest the berries and enjoy their unique flavor.
Bird in Hand – Mulberry Pastries
Atwater’s – Waverly Farmers Market
Blacksauce – Waverly Farmers Market
Michele’s Granola – Waverly Farmers Market
Cafe Jovial – Mulberry Brunch
Dovecote Cafe – Mulberry Baked Goods