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Two More Sundays: Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is open until December 18

Two more Sundays remain in the 2016 season of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar. This festive time of year is the ideal to shop at the market.  Whether buying ingredients for delicious dishes or gifts for friends and family, the market has it all to shop fresh and to shop local.

The last day for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is Sunday, December 18.  Mark your calendars for 2017 as the market celebrates its 40th season by returning on Sunday, April 23, 2017. 

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How to survive the winter without the BFM&B 
by Sandy Lawler

As the market comes to the end of the season, I find myself starting to “squirrel-away”  root vegetables and meats to eat until the market reopens April 23, 2017. Needless to say, the veggies only last so long….

Last January, I went out of town and upon arriving home found the “root-cellar” bare. As I grabbed my keys to go to the “store,” I realized that I didn’t want to buy “fresh” produce that had been flown in from California and treated to stay in warehouses for months. So I called one of our farmers and made a run to their farm to pick-up veggies that were wintering-over… I realize that this is not a normal part of most folks lives, but farmers are making it easier and easier for you to continue getting their wonderful products year round. Following are some of our farms that have either CSA’s or Home Delivery programs. There are many farms that have CSA’s during the growing season so ask your farmer if you’re interested.

Calvert Farm
This is the fourth year Calvert Farm is offering a Winter CSA with 8 Deliveries over 16 weeks. See details and you can sign up through their website.

Martin Family Herb Farms/Grandma Annie’s Harvest
Their herbs and specialty items, along with produce and proteins sourced from other farms, are Home Delivered through Grandma Annie’s Harvest. Like bringing the farmers’ market to you. Contact: 

South Mountain Creamery
Home Delivery of their dairy products through the winter months Contact:

Two Boots Farm Fall/Winter CSA
Fall and Winter sustainably-grown CSA shares on a weekly basis as produce is available.  Shares are paid for online and can be picked up at a location in Baltimore City(TBA) or on the Farm. Occasional partnering with other small, sustainable farms like Good Dog Farm and Little Gunpowder Farm to offer more variety to CSA members.Contact:; newsletter here; Order 

Zahradka Farm- The 100 year-old farm has been running their 14-week “Z” winter CSA since 2010. Their winter crops are non-GMO, and not sprayed, treated or gassed. Contact:

Pick of the Week Recipe

By Sandy Lawler, chef and manager of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

Caldo Verde

Serves 4
          1/2 Cup Dry White beans (1 Cup fresh)
          2-3 small diced Potatoes
          2 Cup thinly sliced Kale
          1 chopped Onion 
          Sprig of Thyme

Basic Method:
          Soak beans overnight. Skip if fresh.
          Sauté vegetables in a large pot in olive oil. Add sausage if using.
          Add soaked beans, salt, pepper and water to cover.
          Simmer until beans are almost tender. Add kale and cook for about 20 minutes
          Adjust seasoning. 

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil  

Cooking Demos 
Check out the season's final cooking demonstration at 9:30am.

December 11: Chef Cat of Dovecote Café will demo Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry Soup using ingredients available at the market                                                 

Image courtesy of Chef Cat
Free Parking

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.    

Farmer/Vendor/Bazaar applications
are available for 2017
DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
See you in 2017 on
Sunday, April 23!
Open every Sunday until December 18, 2016
 from 7am to sellout which is approximately noon.
Located under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX I-83) at Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
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.