The latest information from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 
Say Hello to our BFMB Vendors at Artscape, America's Largest Free Arts Festival! 
Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, returns to Baltimore Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.  Click here to see the full schedule of visual arts, performing arts and live music Artscape has to offer all weekend long, all free and open to the public. This year's theme is "Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits."

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is proud to feature some of it's vendors as a part of the 2017 Artscape food and beverage program and the Artists' Market! If you plan on making a trip to Artscape throughout the weekend, say "Hi" to the BFMB vendors below!

Artscape 2017 Food Vendors:
Farm to Face Falafel
Little Italy Sausage Co.
Smokin Joe’s
Zeke’s Coffee

Artscape 2017 Artists' Market Vendors:
Nathaniel Badder, Baltimore, MD "36 Letters"
Stacy Chambers, Baltimore, MD "Gogo's Retread Threads"
Constance Scott, Baltimore MD “Studio C Jewlery”
Shawn Theron, Baltimore, MD “SOGH Art Truck”
Nevan & Doug Wise, Annapolis, MD “Printemps Pottery”

Pick of the Week Recipe: Basic Fruit Smoothie
By Sandy Lawler, Manager of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

I t’s Fruit Season!
Berries, Stone Fruits, Melons…Apples are around the corner! Nothing is better than ripe fruit fresh from a farm, and we all know we should eat more. So if you’re like me, I go to the market and am seduced by the scent of the peaches and the dark flesh of the watermelons… and home I go with a whole melon and basket of fruits. Even with a household full of roommates or kids, sometimes that fruit just doesn’t get eaten and who wants it to go to waste?!  We know we should be eating more, right!? Well get out your blender and start making smoothies!

Here’s a basic recipe to make about a pint-size beverage that is a great breakfast or afternoon energy boost! Play around with your flavors, use different juices or water if too much sugar is an issue for you. Once you prep your melon, you can have the basic makings for a couple of days of smoothies!
Basic Fruit Smoothie
-1 Ripe Melon
-1 Ripe Peach, Plum, Nectarine, etc…
-¼ Cup Berries
-¼ Cup Apple Juice
1. Wash your fruit. I use a sponge on the melon, and gently rinse the other fruits.
2. Slice your melon in half. Using a large spoon, gently scrape the interior and discard the seeds. If your melon is a watermelon with seeds, pick out the large black seeds as you go along, don’t worry too much about the smaller seeds.
3. Remove ½ Cup of the sweet “meat” of the melon with a spoon and put in your blender.
4. Cut your peach in half around the stone and then gently twist the 2 halves apart, discarding the stone pit, and place the fruit in your blender along with the berries and juice.
5. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Melon Processing: Wrap the uncut melon with plastic wrap and store on a small plate in the fridge. If space is an issue, remove all the flesh and store in an air-tight container. So easy to use for daily smoothies!
More ingredients: Yogurt, Honey, Bananas, Flaxseed, Raw Nuts, Water, Lemonade, Slice of Ginger, or a few Ice Cubes … Mix it up and make a meal! 
Melons, Stone Fruits, Berries, Apples, Apple Juice, Yogurt, Honey, Nuts, can all be found at the Baltimore Famers’ Market & Bazaar.

Sunday Cooking Demo: Tabita McKenzie

This week's cooking demo is from Tabita McKenzie of the University of Maryland Agricultural Extension. She works with the Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) and Maryland’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) Education Program. 

As a part of the Market to Mealtime Program, she will be at the market from 9:30am to 11am making a seasonal peach salsa using ingredients from farms who accept SNAP benefits. In addition to creating and sampling the salsa, she will be educating the public on food supplement benefits like SNAP, WIC, FMNP, and SFMNP. 

Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: KaJo Pets

KaJo Pets is a family-owned pet supply company based in Maryland, that has grown out of love for our pets. "We have a large "family" of pets of our own that we do not bring to the Farmers’ Market & Bazaar (dogs, birds and fish) and definitely know how much your beloved pets mean to you!" said Jodi Kresel of KaJo Pets. "We have all Natural USA Dog Treats such as hard bones, bully sticks, rawhide, jerky, dehydrated, cookies, and packaged treats." For more information, visit the website:

Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

Open every Sunday
April 23 - December 17, 2017
 7am - 12pm

Located under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX I-83)
at Saratoga and Holliday streets

*Compliments of Mercy Medical Center, patrons can park for free in the Mary Catherine Bunting Garage, located at 330 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, for two hours (maximum) from 7am to noon.

Vehicles should enter through the Pleasant Street entrance.Guests can bring their ticket to the Welcome Tent for validation. 

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c)(3) serving as the city's arts council, events center and film office.