The latest information from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 
A Special Message for Dad

What better way to spend Father's Day than with a trip to the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar? This Sunday, grab Dad and head down to visit us under the JFX. Pick up a bite from some of our market favorites like Blacksauce Kitchen or purchase a custom-made gift by a bazaar vendor. You can even surprise your dad by creating a care package filled with market goods. In honor of all the amazing dad and dad figures, we wish you all a Happy Father's Day! 
Mercy Medical Center
Progressive Care Unit

The Progressive Care Unit at Mercy Medical Center is providing free blood pressure screening services during the Farmer’s Market & Bazaar on the following dates: June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21. Many thanks to this group of nurses specializing in caring for stroke patients at Mercy Medical Center!
Pick of the Week Recipe: Pancakes and Strawberries for Dad!
 By Sandy Lawler, Manager of the
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar
It’s berry season and a fresh berry sauce over pancakes, waffles or French toast will melt anyone’s heart, especially if served with a side of smoked grilled meat from one of our farmers!

Basic Pancakes, serves 3-4

  • 1 ¾ cups unbleached flour
  • 1 rounded tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Butter or cooking oil

Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 quart ripe strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1+ rounded tablespoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of dark balsamic vinegar or rum, optional

  1. Prepare the sauce first.Toss berries with sugar and vinegar, cover and set aside, tossing occasionally. After 30-45 minutes, taste and add more sugar if desired. Should be made at least an hour before serving, and can be made the day before and refrigerated. 
  2. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients and then combine them with the dry. Do not over mix. You can transfer batter to a spouted container or use a ladle to make the pancakes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees. A cookie sheet and clean towel are good to hold your pancakes as you cook them.
  4. Heat a heavy bottom pan over medium heat until a drop of water dances on the bottom. Lightly grease the pan with butter or oil and immediately pour your first batch. As bubbles start to form and pop on the pancakes, it’s time to flip them.
  5. Let them cook a minute or so on the other side then transfer to the cookie sheet, covering and placing them in the oven. Keep making pancakes until the batter is gone, keeping them warm in the oven.
  6. To serve, arrange stacks on warm plates and spoon the berry sauce over the top. Can further top with soft butter or whipped cream!
Education Program Spotlight:
Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Starting this Sunday, June 17, the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar will host a new education area at the market run by the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts.

The Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts works for and with the 24 soil conservation districts in Maryland to promote practical and effective soil, water and related natural resources programs to all citizens through individual conservation districts on a voluntary basis through leadership, education, cooperation and local direction. MASCD strives to support agricultural producers grow viable crop while protecting our natural resources.
Upcoming Participants
  • June 17 - University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative
  • June 24 - Land O'Lakes Sustain Program
  • July 1 - Delmarva Poultry Industry
  • July 8 - Maryland Horse Council
  • July 15 - American Landscape Institute

A special thank you to Baltimore County Farm Bureau, Baltimore County Soil Conservation District, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, Maryland Rural Council, and the Maryland Department of Agriculture for their support of this project, which couldn’t have happened without the vision and tenacity of Tom Albright of Albright Farms.
Register Now for Chef Egg Live: Family Cooking Class July 1

Each month through October from 9:30am-11:30am, Chef Egg will teach families how to create meals using farm fresh ingredients. Classes feature a tour of the market followed by a hands-on cooking class supported by Mission Thrive Summer graduates and students. Classes are $10 per person and participants can register here .
Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: Terra Verde
What started as just a hobby...Diane Starkell jokes that she has been pouring candles since before the late 1900s. In search of a fragrant candle, she started Terra Verde in 2010.

Terra Verde uses all natural soy-wax, cotton wicks and high quality fragrance oils infused with essential oils. Candles are available in various containers from a clear 8oz jars to Mercury Mason Jars as well as custom cut wine bottles. Using her culinary background, Diane blends a lot of her own fragrance oils, "Some are perfect right out of the bottle and others I have created on my own like Green Mountains and White Tea & Ginger. We now have over 43 fragrances to choose from." 

Shea Butter Body Lotions, Olive Oil based Soaps and Skin Safe Mists are also available in some of these wonderful smells.   
Capoeira at the Market by the International Capoeira Angola Foundation Baltimore

Sunday, June 24
10am-12pm

Come join the International Capoeira Angola Foundation Baltimore for their monthly outdoor Afro-Brazilian marital arts at the market. This is a great way to enjoy the summer and connect with the community. The event takes place in the lot next to Hollywood Diner, 400 E. Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Don't miss our First Sundays programming presented by Aetna Better Health of Maryland!

First Sundays Schedule:

  • July 1 - Independent Women
  • Aug 5 - Time to Read
  • Sept 2 - Back to School Teacher Appreciation
  • Oct 7 - Fall Harvest
  • Nov 4 - Happy Harbor
  • Dec 2 - Holiday Art Expo
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar
Dates/Location

Open every Sunday
April 8 - December 23, 2018
 7am - 12pm

Located under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX I-83)
at 400 East Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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. Bring your 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.