The latest information from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 
First Sunday Celebration:
Seafood by the Harbor!

This Sunday, November 5, we’re celebrating seafood in Baltimore and beyond with all sorts of educational demos a nd deals! Stop by the Market Tents at the end of Holliday Street and learn how oysters are farmed and an important part of the Bay’s ecosystem. Also learn to shuck and cook these little mollusks.

Photo courtesy of Old Line Fish Co.
7:00AM-12PM: Seafood Specials at BFMB Vendors

9:00AM-11:00AM: Learn about local seafood, oysters and the Chesapeake Bay’s health with representatives from the National Aquarium.
Pick of the Week Recipe: Cauliflower Soup!
By Sandy Lawler, Manager of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar
Cauliflowers come in an array of colors and are so easy and delicious to prepare. You can always steam and or sauté … personally, I like to slice up a head of romanesco (that’s the crazy green alien looking variety that’s a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower) into wedges, sprinkle with olive oil, and bake in a 400 degree oven until tender and slightly brown around the edges. A sprinkling of salt and delish.

As the weather cools down (finally) I’m thinking soup, and cauliflower pairs nicely with root vegetables.

Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Serves 4-6
  • 1 cauliflower washed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 parsnips peeled and chopped
  • scant ¼ teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg
  • mild olive or grapeseed oil (about ½ cup)
  • Salt and Pepper

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, sauté the cauliflower, onion, parsnips and nutmeg in 2 tablespoons of oil, on medium for 10-15 minutes. Toss frequently so that the vegetables are fragrant, not burnt and give a good grind of pepper, about ¼ teaspoon.
  2. Add water to pot so it comes about 1 inch below the vegetables, stir, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes. The vegetables should be tender and cooked through.
  3. Blend the soup either in a blender with an air gap because hot liquids will blow the top off, or with an immersion blender, adding the rest of the oil and salt to taste.
  4. Serve with a dusting of grated nutmeg, fresh pepper and/or a little swirl of cream. A fresh loaf of bread and a green salad will make a complete dinner.
Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: Sheila'Z Finds
At Sheila’Z Finds, shoppers can find chalk-painted furniture, up cycled furniture, vintage kitchen items and dishware, vintage cameras and photos, vintage linens, up cycled and vintage garden decor, vintage wall art, vintage home decor, vintage suitcases, architectural salvages, antique tools, vintage furniture, vintage musical instruments, record albums, vintage textiles and more!  Learn More on Facebook.
This Sunday's Cooking Demo: Chef Tabita McKenzie
This Sunday from 9:30-11am, Tabita McKenzie from the Food Supplement Nutrition Education dept of Maryland’s SNAP-Ed Program will demo an A pple Cranberry Salad Toss with fresh local ingredients from the market. Stop by for the demo, samples and to learn
learn about SNAP and EBT benefits available to Market attendees.
Instagram Takeover: @jvmes_iv
Celebrity stylist and Baltimore native James Carroll (IG: @jvmes_iv) is taking over BOPA's Instagram this Sunday for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar. James has worked with personalities like Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Tracy Morgan. Recently, he just wrapped an Australian tour with singer Christina Milian, and one of his most memorable experiences was being part of styling for the visual album, Lemonade, and the legendary Formation World Tour. Be sure to follow @promoandarts to see more.
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. 

A Friendly Reminder About Pets at the Market

Pets are not allowed at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, and it is a Baltimore City Health Department ticketable offense of up to $1,000.00.
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.