The latest information from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 
This Sunday: Cooking Demo with Chef David Thomas of Ida B's Table
Join special guest  Chef David Thomas of the soon-to-open Ida B’s Table for a cooking demonstration Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 9:30-11am. Ida B's Table is  a modern soul food restaurant located just one block from the Farmers' Market on 235 Holliday Street. Chef Thomas, formerly of Herb and Soul in Parkville, is soft opening Ida B’s Table in July 2017. Chef Thomas’ menu reflects his commitment to sourcing local produce and proteins whenever possible, with a preference for non-GMO foods, organically grown, and at the height of their seasonal freshness. Calvert’s Gifts, Whitelock Community Farm, and The Greener Garden are a few of the farms that will serve as regular purveyors. For his cooking demo, Chef Thomas will serve up something delicious using the early summer bounty from the Market. For more info on the restaurant, click here
Pick of the Week Recipe:
Cherry Clafoutis
Cherries are in! I love cherry pies, strudels, tarts... but here's something a litle different that is easy and versatile! Not a cherry fan? Try it with any berry!


-1 cup whole milk
-3 eggs
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 tablespoons butter, melted
-1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
-2 cups fresh sweet cherries washed, dried and pitted **  


1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and butter until the sugar is dissolved. Add the flour and whisk until smooth.

3. Pour the batter into individual ramekins or a pie pan.

4. Arrange the cherries (or any fruit) on the top of the batter. Place 8 ramekins or pie dish on a baking sheet and bake until the clafoutis is puffed and golden, 35–40 minutes.

5. Serve. A drizzle of cream is a nice, as is a dusting of powdered sugar.

** Go online to see the many ways to pit a cherry if you don’t have a cherry pitter, but the back of a hair pin works really nicely as a scoop. Inset the “u” end of the pin into the stem end of the berry and scoop out the pit… Cherries stain so wear gloves and don’t wear white!

Recipe by Sandy Lawler, chef and market manager for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts


Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: 
Back 9 Woodworks
This Father's Day, shop with Wayne and Beverly at Back 9 Woodworks! Their handmade cutting boards and wine racks are made from a variety of wood, from ash to zebra, in various sizes. Also, they make custom pieces like tables and creative seating options. No job is too big or small for the pair! Visit them on Sunday, June 28 for special pricing on select items!
Mission Thrive Summer at Chef Egg Live:
Family Cooking Classes
Did you know the sous chefs for Chef Egg's Family Cooking Classes are graduates from the Mission Thrive Summer program?  Mission Thrive Summer is a work, learn and earn summer program for Baltimore high school students at Civic Works Real Food Farm. The purpose of Mission Thrive Summer is to offer Baltimore City youth a unique summer engagement opportunity that helps prevent summer learning loss and promotes individual and community health. Developed in 2013, this collaboration between The Institute for Integrative Health and Civic Works Real Food Farm provides hands-on experiences in farming, cooking, nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, job skills training, and leadership. 
The next Chef Egg Live! Family Cooking Class takes place Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 9:30-11am.  To register,   click here
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.