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BFMB First Sundays: Time to Read
Sunday, August 6, 2017  
This Sunday, August 6, join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the National Aquarium for "Time to Read" at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar! Dive into a book with a visit from the Book Buggy, and stop by a family story time from 9-10am with readings by special guests. Sign up for a library card and learn about the Read to Reef book club, a program that provides Baltimore-area children free admission to the National Aquarium through reading! The Book Buggy and the National Aquarium will be located at the Saratoga Street entrance by the Hollywood Diner. 

Pick of the Week Recipe:

Raw Tomato Sauce and Pasta for 4 

By Sandy Lawler, Manager of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

Here’s a simple and easy way to use tomatoes and create a delicious quick meal!


-1 ½ cups of fresh tomatoes roughly diced
-1+ large garlic clove mashed with a teaspoon of sea salt
-1/3 cup of mild extra virgin olive oil
-¼ cup of fresh basil leaves, rolled and sliced into thin strips
-fresh ground pepper
-1 lb angel hair pasta 



1. Combine all ingredients except pasta in a serving bowl, toss and set aside. Adjust quantities to taste.

2.Cook the pasta al dente, drain and fold into the tomatoes, tossing well.

3.Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

A nice loaf of rustic bread to mop-up the leftover sauce would make my family happy! 

Variations: Try mixing it up and adding raw diced summer squash, olives, peppers… or a different herb!

 Chef Egg Farmers' Market Family Cooking Classes: August 6

This weekend kicks off National Farmers' Market Week (August 6-12), starting with Chef Egg's Farmers' Market Cooking Class Sunday, August 6 from 9:30-11am. These cooking classes are perfect for families who want to learn how to work together in the kitchen and beyond. The class begins with a quick tour of the market to visit local producers and makers. Then, participants will prepare easy recipes made with farm fresh ingredients from the market.Each month, Chef Egg has the assistance of a different sous-chef from the Mission Thrive Summer program, a work, learn and earn summer program for Baltimore high school students at Civic Works Real Food Farm. 

Classes take place on the lawn outside of the Hollywood Diner off of Saratoga Street and are $10. To register, click here. 

Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: Red Door Studio
Red Door Studio is the creative collaboration between sisters, Kait and Taryn Klusewitz. Aiming to bring the natural environment the sisters grew up surrounded by to an everyday, urban lifestyle, Red Door Studio reflects the idea that if you really look around, even in the middle of a big, bustling city, nature is absolutely everywhere- and it's beautiful. This team of now-grown young women compose the local Baltimore small business that is Red Door Studio Jewelry. Developed straight out of a home studio in Baltimore, Red Door's philosophy is that jewelry is art, and as such, should be hand crafted and unique. This philosophy is made easy in practice given that so many of Red Door's pieces are based on or made using real leaves, flowers, twigs, as well as natural items for texture and shape. All items are created using only natural materials such as stone, glass, leather and metals (including recycled fine silver, bronze and copper). For more information, visit their website.
Coming Up at the Market
Join the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar for a cooking demonstration from Yael from the Maryland Farmers’ Market Association. Yael will demo recipes from their new “GetFEd!” program on August 13 from 9-10am.
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.