The Park Heights Community Health Alliance is pleased to announce the 2017
Join residents, activists,
farmers and green food pioneers to explore issues of wellness,
health and food access.
• Farmers' Market
• Vendor Fair
• Garden/Food Summit
• Food Prep Demonstrations
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Honoring local sustainability and community mindfulness

Led by the Park Heights Community Healthy Alliance and community stewards, through panels, workshops and food demonstrations we will review the realities of health and food access in our community. We will review the various challenges and develop solutions to save lives. The community conference will help to bolster coordination of networks to enhance food access, discuss personal sustainability and advance support for strategies to promote food justice to reduce food insecurity. The conference will connect residents, activists, growers and consumers who are committed to establishing a new local food experience. We will celebrate and discuss the health benefits of brassicas (a genus of plants in the mustard family.) These plants are among the most beneficial foods you can eat. They are nutritious, high in fiber, low in calories, tasty and contain anti-cancer compounds - all available without a prescription. The list of brassica plants include: collards, kale, cabbage, mustard greens, brussels sprouts, broccoli and others.

This years conference will also highlight the connection that gardening plays in building strong individuals, families and communities and as a step toward community mindfulness. Also, how the many modalities of community mindfulness assist in crafting an outline for conflict resolution and healing within families and neighborhoods. This section will showcase mediation, yoga and other traditional practices to inspire self-determination and community uplift.

Brassica Fest will feature:

Farm Stand
- Outdoor farmers market featuring local family farmers
- Harvest fresh collards, kale, apples and sweet potatoes for the holidays

Vendor Fair
- Includes fresh baked goods, clothing, jewelry and housewares

Food & Fun
- Live cooking demonstrations with tastings of leafy greens
- Activities for children featuring Hoop Love
- (BYOB) Bring Your Own Brassica for local cooking contest




Brassica Fest is the culminating event of the Park Heights Community HealthAlliance's (PHCHA) year. Simply put, it is a community conference on food that offers information on food access, sustainability and all things green and good. The conference is hosted by PHCHA and community members and is always held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year.

This year's Brassica Fest2017 will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Brassica Fest Registration

The Park Heights Community Health Alliance sponsored Brassica Fest 2017 as FREE event that will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 (Saturday before Thanksgiving) at the Creative City Public Charter School located at 2810 Shirley Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. This dynamic event will kick off at 10:00 with yoga/meditation followed by workshops, cooking demonstrations, community discussions, children's activities, holiday market, recipe contest and more from 10-3pm!

To attend this event, please RSVP by using our Google Form.

(Link to Google Form: )

For more information contact Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth by phone at (443) 692-7721 or email at

Cooking Demo Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in leading a cooking demonstration for Brassica Fest 2017. Please answer the following questions, and we will follow up with you.


1. Enough to feed 15-20 people

2. Provide food, utensils serving dishes,etc.

3. We will provide an induction range cook top and one skillet (2" depth) for the demonstrations.All other equipment requirements must be provided by the food demonstrator.

Please, any direct questions to Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth by phone at (443) 692-7721or email at

BYOB Potluck Registration

Brassicas have been known to us for many years. They are full of anti-cancer properties and assist in fighting other ailments as well. By celebrating the brassica, we are celebrating a group of vegetables that can teach us how to heal ourselves, our families, and our communities. Brassica Fest seeks to not only highlight this aspect of brassicas but to expand on this knowledge by demonstrating ways to incorporate self-determination into our everyday lives. For this reason, the BYOB Potluck Lunch is a very important segment of the day. We look forward to all that your creative palate will produce!

For more information, give us a call at (443) 692-7721 or email at

The Rules:

1. Each dish should prominently display a member of the Brassica genus including but not limited to: collard, kale, turnips, mustards, rutabaga, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and cabbage. The interpretation of the vegetable is up to the cook.

2. Each entry should be enough to feed 20-25 people

3. Each entry should be the persons own work


Entries will be judged on effective use of a Brassica(s) of choice, presentation, health qualities, and taste. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to vote for their favorite dish.
The Prize: Top prize is $100 cash, gift cards and conference swag bag, 2nd and 3rd place winners will also be awarded.

Vendor/Exhibitor Sign Up

Brassica Fest 2017 will feature a Holiday Market/Bazaar designed to provide ample opportunities for attendees to jump-start their holiday grocery and gift shopping. We are looking for a wide range of vendors/exhibitors. Fees are payable through the Park Heights Community Health Alliance website under the "Donate" button. Please write "2017 Brassica Fest Vendor Fees" in the comments.

Click here to use our Vendor Form.

(Link to Google Form:

For more information, please contact Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth by phone at (443) 692-7721or email at

Community Partners




AFYA Center at Park Heights
4151 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

For Info Call: 410-542-8190