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Happy 40th Anniversary, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar!
Baltimore's biggest and Maryland's largest producers-only market returns on Sunday, April 23, 2017 featuring new and returning local farms, delicious food and unique craft vendors. To celebrate the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar's 40th anniversary this year, a different themed celebration will be held on the first Sunday of each month. Plus, join us on opening day for 'Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar BBQ for SNAP too!' a fundraiser for the Maryland Farmers Market Association’s Maryland Market Money Program. Watch local chefs and pitmasters square off in 5 different categories all vying for the title of BFMB 2017 BBQ Master and taste their delicious creations available for purchase from 10am – noon.
Pick of the Week Recipe: Asparagus Soup

Nothing like fresh local asparagus, the harbinger of spring! It’s so sweet and what’s in season!   (serves 4) 


2 Bunches, about 2 lbs of fresh local asparagus 
- ½ cup of diced onion
- 1/8 cup Grapeseed or mild olive oil
- 1 small sprig fresh tarragon(optional)


Chop remaining asparagus keeping tips whole at about 1”.  Using a 2 quart pot, sauté the onions with the asparagus in the oil a few minutes until the asparagus is bright green and onions are translucent. Remove 12 of the asparagus tips and set aside.

Pour the broth over the sauteed vegetables and simmer until asparagus is tender and still bright… 5-10 minutes.

Using an immersion blender or a blender (careful to open the top a bit with a blender letting the steam escape to prevent scalding yourself!), Blend until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add a little water. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve in bowls and garnish with three asparagus tips. Enjoy!

Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: Glen Hibline Illustration
Glen Hibline illustrates, designs and creates off-beat and quirky greeting cards and stationery in his work space in Baltimore City. A brand new vendor at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, his greeting cards, magnets and sketchbooks will be available every Sunday. More can be found on his website
Chef Egg Live: Family Cooking Classes
On the first Sunday of each month from 9:30 to 11am, Join Chef Egg for a unique cooking "eggsperience." Classes include a quick tour of the market to visit local farmers & vendors, then preparing easy recipes with farm fresh ingredients from the market. Plus! May 7's special guest sous-chef will be Chef Bryce Taylor, “Chopped Junior” Finalist. For more  information and to register, click here.
Coming Up: Bike to the Market Day

  C alling all cyclists! May 7th's "First Sunday" event is Bike to the Market Day. Pedal down to the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar in celebration of National Bike Month. Featuring a raffle, advocacy groups, local shops and more. For more information click here.

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.