Baltimore Farmers’ Market returns for 39th season

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The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar reopens for its 39th season Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 7 a.m. to noon.

On opening day, Chef Egg brings his culinary expertise to the market with cooking demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Shoppers can also enjoy live music from Scott Paynter of Jah Works with his original reggae sound. Demos will be held near the Saratoga Street entrance, and market-goers are invited to pick up helpful cooking tips, recipes and delicious samples. Located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX), the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and produced and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. The season continues through Sunday, December 18, 2016.

For the 2016 season, shoppers can expect new vendors and crafters including Chile Comapeño, Two Boots Farm, Argonne Apiary, Moody Blues Farm, Meatcrafter’s Market, Baltimore artist Gloria Garrett, Matthew Williams of Mount Royal Soap Company and Molly Wilson of Harbor Goods.

Also for 2016, the market offers a more robust cooking demo program with local chefs, live music performances and more sustainable options for market goers including re-usable tote bags for sale. For opening day, the first 100 attendees will receive a free tote bag, available at the Welcome Tent.

Every week, shoppers can browse and purchase the freshest local produce, meats, seafood, dairy, baked goods, spices, preserves, plants and flowers at Maryland’s largest producers-only market. Additionally, a variety of vendors offer delicious made-to-order food such as pit beef, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas and more. Market-goers can also visit the Bazaar for handcrafted art from local artisans, unique collectibles, jewelry, vintage clothing, soaps, lotions and much more. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar averages 5,000 attendees each Sunday and takes place rain or shine.

For a list of participating vendors for the 2016 Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, visit: www.promotionandarts.org.