The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Returns for 40th Season on April 23, 2017 with New “First Sundays” Events
For immediate release: March 21, 2017
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar returns for its 40th season on Sundays, April 23 through December 17, 2017. In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will host a special event on the first Sunday of every month known as “First Sundays.” From April until the Market closes in December, market-goers can celebrate the first Sunday of the month with special guests, performances, cooking classes and giveaways. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is open from 7am until noon and located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX).
Also taking place on the first Sunday of every month are Chef Egg Live: Farmers’ Market Family Classes from 9am to 10:30am. Chef Egg will lead a group on a tour of the Market to talk to the farmers about what’s in season, bringing back a basket of fresh produce and a protein to the demo area. This will commence with a hands-on cooking class supported by Mission Thrive Summer graduates and students. Classes are $10 per person. Interested participants can register at www.chefegg.com.
New farmers and food vendors for 2017 include: Baccarella, Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, Old Line Fish Company with The Oyster Recovery Project, Rastafarmi, Urban Pastoral, Azafran, The Baltimore Whiskey Company, La Bohemia Bakery, Cake Cre8tions by Carol, Ekiben and Greek On The Street. For complete list of farmers and vendors, visit www.promotionandarts.org
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar’s April kick-off event and “First Sundays” are listed below:
April 23 BBQ for SNAP Too!
On opening day, the 40th season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar kicks off with live music and “BBQ for SNAP Too!”, a barbeque competition featuring local chefs and barbeque vendors competing in five different categories for the title of “Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar BBQ Master.” Registration fees for each category directly benefit the Maryland Farmers’ Market Association’s Maryland Market Money Program. Local vendors interested in participating in the competition can apply online via www.promotionandarts.org. The judging takes place from 9am to 10am and the competing vendors will be selling their barbeque from 10am to 12pm.
May 7 Bike to the Market
Calling all cyclists! Pedal down to the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar as we celebrate National Bike Month. Featuring a raffle, advocacy groups, local shops and more.
June 4 Nurse Appreciation Day
Every day nurses should be appreciated and celebrated. Nurses can stop by the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Welcome Tent with their ID Badge to collect a free market tote bag.
July 2 Independence Celebration
Join the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar family in celebrating our nation’s independence with a patriotic guest performance and giveaways.
Aug 6 Time to Read
Enjoy quality time at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar with story time, readings by special guests, and a visit from a local bookmobile.
Sept 3 Back To School Brown Bag
Learn quick and tasty lunch time recipes using Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar ingredients that will satisfy everyone, even our smallest market-goers.
Oct 1 Fall Harvest
Visit the market as we highlight and celebrate the bounties of autumn. Featuring an apple pie contest, scarecrows, pumpkins and more.
Nov 5 Seafood by the Harbor
Baltimore is, after all, home of the BEST seafood! Join us for an oyster shucking demonstration, and spotlights on sustainable local seafood.
Dec 3 Holiday Art Expo
Just in time for the holidays, visit the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar for all of your gifting needs. We’ll be bringing in an abundance of local crafters, artists, and artisans.
Market-goers can stay in touch with the Market and participating vendors all year long on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BmoreFarmersMarket and Twitter at www.twitter.com/bmorefarmersmkt using the hashtag #bmorefarmersmkt. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is presented by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
For more information on the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.