New MD Food System Map
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future has recently updated their Maryland Food System map. The interactive map shows data about farms, food access and health in a readily accessible way. The map really shows the intersections of fresh food access and associated diseases (such as diabetes). The full state map grew out of an attempt to map Baltimore’s food deserts.
Some findings from the map are encouraging- our state had 128 farmers markets last year- up from only 65 in 2001. The map also shows the work we have yet to do in keeping farms viable and increasing the number of new farms on the ground.
More layers to the GIS map will be added soon- to see the map click here.