The Park Heights Community Health Alliance is pleased to announce the 2016
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 19, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
A community Conference with fabulous food!

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.

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



The Park Heights Brassica Festival is the culminating event of the Park Heights Community Healthy Alliance's 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 FEST will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016.


Brassica Fest Pre-Registration
The Park Heights Community Health Alliance sponsored Brassica Fest 2016 will take place on Saturday November 19, 2016 (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 9:30 with yoga/meditation followed by workshops, cooking demonstrations, community discussions, children's activities, holiday market, recipe contest and more from 10-5pm! To attend this event, please provide us with your contact information and we will alert you when registration is open. For more information contact Ijeoma Agwu by phone at 410-979-4781 or email at


Cooking Demo Sign Up
Thank you for your interest in leading a cooking demonstration for Brassica Fest 2015. 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 1 skillet (2" depth) for the demonstrations all other equipment requirements must be provided by the demonstrator.

Please direct questions to Ijeoma Agwu at or phone at 410-979-4781.


BYOB Potluck/Recipe Contest 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 every day 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 410.542.8190 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
The Brassica Fest 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 "2016 Brassica Fest Vendor Fees" in the comments.

For more information, please contact Ijeoma Agwu by phone or email at 410.542.8190 or


Community Partners




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

For Info Call: 410-542-8190