The pause is familiar to anyone who has been in a supermarket: The grocery checkout suddenly stops as a customer, perhaps quietly embarrassed, decides which items can be purchased and which will have to wait.
Eastside Baltimore residents hankering for healthy food choices near home take note—a fresh market has sprouted at 1900 N. Broadway that is serving up the best of the food groups.
The owners, Erich and Michelle March, hope there will be an economic benefit for the neighborhood, as well. Erich March, president of the East North Avenue Community Development Corp and owner of March Funeral Homes, grew up in the neighborhood and is familiar with the health disparities afflicting the community. He is optimistic that the new venture will serve as a health conscious incentive that will eliminate the consumption of unhealthy foods and help stimulate the local economy.