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What is the Roving Radish?

The Roving Radish is a Howard County Government program dedicated to promoting healthy farm to table eating habits to our community, while creating sustainable markets for our local and regional farms. We achieve this by selling healthy meal kits, sourced from local and regional farms, to our community. The meal kits are made available to all Howard County residents, and are offered at a discounted price to those in need.

What does a meal kit include:

We have two different meal kits, standard and vegetarian. Both our standard and vegetarian meal kit includes ingredients to make two dinners for a family of four. We make preparing our meal kits easy by processing the produce (dicing, slicing, cubing etc.) and measuring vegetable and spices needed for the recipes. Household staples like milk, sugar, pepper, oil etc. may not be included in our meal kit but will be specified recipe card. Roving Radish recipes have been selected using Healthy Howard guidelines and have no more than 750 calories, less than 30% of calories coming from fat and no more than 1050 mg of sodium.

How much does a meal kit cost:

Standard Meal Price - $38.00 for a meal kit with two meals for a family of four.

Vegetarian Meal Kit Price - $38.00 for a meal kit with two meals for a family of four.

Subsidized Price* - $18.00 for standard or vegetarian meal kit.

*To qualify for the subsidized price you must have participated in any of the following programs in the last 12 months: Food Stamps/Food Supplement Program (FSP) or SNAP, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), Medical Assistance – Medicaid or Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), School breakfast or lunch program. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). This is not the same program as Social Security Income.

How does it work?

The program runs from May to November. All orders are taken through our website. There is no commitment, you can order one meal kit or twenty five. Ordering is simple, select the week you would like to pick up a meal kit for, choose the meal kit you would like, specify if you are paying regular price or subsidized price, select the location you want to pick up your meal kit from and check out. At checkout, you will need to pay for your order by credit card prior to pickup. If you are an EBT customer you can call 410-992-2049 to arrange payment. First time customers will be asked to create an account to speed up future purchases. All orders for the coming week, must be placed by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, the week before. Meal kits are available on a first-come,first-served basis. If you have any questions feel free to give use a call or email.