Crop Circles Food Desert Campaign Enters Baltimore

Nov 18, 2015, 16:00 ET from Tessemae's All Natural

BALTIMORE, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tessemae's All Natural, in collaboration with Verizon and Garden Highway will be hosting a major pop-up farmers market called "Crop Circles."  Crop Circles will be serving free fresh produce to an estimated 3,000 local residents on Saturday, November 21st, from 10am-3pm at New Hope Academy.  Other partners include, University of Maryland Health Advantage, University of Maryland Medical Systems,, and Evergreen Health.  There will be activities, live entertainment, educational workshops, and, lastly, a visit by the legendary Baltimore Raven Ed Reed.

Crop Circles is a national campaign, designed to help elevate the national food desert predicament through solution-based ideas and bring meaningful change to those in need of healthy nutrition.

"Tessemae's All Natural is proud to have our Crop Circles campaign come to Baltimore.  Mayor Rawlings-Blake has been committed to addressing the needs of residents in food desert neighborhoods in Baltimore to access fresh produce. And we believe that our commitment of supporting health awareness initiatives and providing access to quality produce in food deserts compliments those efforts within the City of Baltimore." -Greg Vetter, CEO.

"I believe that for Baltimore City to reach its true health and economic potential, all residents must have access to healthy affordable food."-Mayor Rawlings-Blake

"Verizon is a technology company that cares about the communities it serves," said Tabb Bishop, vice president of State Government Affairs, Verizon Mid-Atlantic Region.  "That's why we're partnering with Tessemae's All Natural this Thanksgiving to connect community residents with fresh food along with information about technology and other important topics. Verizon is pleased to be a part of such a worthwhile effort to improve the lives of many Baltimore families during this holiday season."

Baltimore's vibrant food community will be well represented as Chef Patrick Crooks (Woodberry Kitchen) and others will showcase recipes that residents can create with the food provided at Crop Circles.  The event will serve as an incredible happening for the people of Baltimore, a city which has been working strenuously to reduce the impacts of the food insecurity.

About Tessemae's All Natural
Tessemae's All Natural is an organic condiment company that makes salad dressing and condiments with real, whole, source food ingredients.  The Vetter brothers, Greg, Brian, and Matt, launched the brand in 2009 at their local Whole Foods Market in Annapolis, Maryland, using a simple recipe created and used by their mom throughout their childhood.  Tessemae's commitment to healthy eating and living is the core of their mission, to provide simple, yet delicious food to consumers made with real ingredients.  Available in Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Safeway, The Fresh Market, and Earthfare retailers across the country, Tessemae's products are creating a new category in salad dressings and raising consumer awareness on the importance of consuming real, clean ingredients.  For more information please visit

About Garden Highway
Garden Highway is a family of talented people who share a passion for great food and a dedication to excellence. Their mission is to create simple, convenient, fresh products for today's consumer. At GH, they are living their vision of building a national, fresh perishable food company with production facilities strategically located across the country. Their products are regionally produced, made to order, and delivered "Just-in-Time" to your distribution centers.

About Verizon
Verizon is a global delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work, and play. 


SOURCE Tessemae's All Natural