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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Opening Day for the 43rd season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has been scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 7 am to 12 pm. Originally scheduled to open on Sunday, April 5, the market was postponed in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) crisis. The postponement has allowed for careful adaptation of the market to adhere to distancing recommendations and enforced restrictions.
BOPA is committed to providing an adapted market season that is healthy and safe for attendees, participants, volunteers, and staff. The season is scheduled to run weekly on Sundays through December 20, 2020, with continuous adaptation to the evolving situation. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) at Holliday and Saratoga Streets, takes place rain or shine.
In this first phase of reopening, the market will operate solely as an essential food source with a reduced number of vendors providing food and alcohol only.
Please read below for important operational and layout changes to the market. BOPA will continue to adapt to the market throughout the season as needed.
Starting Sunday, August 30, we're adding hot food vendors to the market. The newly added vendors are Beef Barons, Ekiben, El Taco Loco, Konscious Katerers and El Sabrosito. Some of these new vendors will be setting up and operating on Holliday Street. Although they will be operating outside of the gated section of the market, masks are still required to receive service and customers are encouraged visit the hot food vendors as the last stop of their market trip.
Market Map (Updated 8/27/2020)
While only a limited number of essential vendors will be available on Opening Day, many businesses remain open and accessible from the comfort and safety of home. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has compiled a list of resources for alternative access to the farms and vendors that currently offer pickup, delivery, and shipping options.
Baltimore Farmer's Market & Bazaar Recipe Book
In acknowledgment of what should have been Opening Day for the 43rd season of the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar, the team at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has assembled some of their favorite seasonal and farm-to-table meals that can be created straight from a market or farm. As we each stay home to remain healthy, we hope this recipe book offers a hopeful vision of a Sunday, soon to come, spent together under the JFX.
The Baltimore Farmer's Market & Bazaar, Maryland's largest producer-only market, offers an assortment of fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats and seafood, bread and home garden plants, in additions to bath and body products, clothing, fashion accessories, home furnishings, Maryland souvenirs and original works of art. Sunday throughout the season also include live music and cooking demonstrations. This season's fill list of vendors is available here. BOPA looks forward to welcoming attendees to the 43rd season as soon as possible.
Qualified farmers, with support from the Maryland Farmers’ Market Association, will be able to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), credit and debit payments directly. The Welcome Tent, located near the Hillen Street entrance, will continue to assist with questions on programs, the market and services.
A Friendly Note About Pets at the Market
By Sandy Lawler
I love my dog. Everyone that knows him calls him Happy Jack… the happiest 70lbs of black and brown pup around. I take him to the shore, dog parks, walk him all over... but there are just some spots I don’t take him. I don’t take him to crowded places and events like the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. It’s too crowded, and I do not want to stress him out and set him up for an incident that could hurt someone or him.
So as a reminder, 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!
Thank you for your cooperation.
NO ANIMALS are allowed at the market and bazaar (per Baltimore City Health Department Rules and Regulations).
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is a smoke-free zone. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Art and the Baltimore City Health Department declared the market tobacco free effective Sunday, April 10, 2011.
In continuing the tradition, for the 42nd anniversary of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is happy to present the “First Sunday Events”. During the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate a different theme with features such as special cooking classes, giveaways and guests.
Chef Egg Live: Farmers’ Market Family Classes, the First Sunday Events for the months of May through October from 9:30am to 11am, we will feature cooking classes by Chef Egg. A shopping tour of the market will conclude with a free hands-on cooking class.
May 5 - Bike to Market Day
Calling all cyclists! Pedal down to the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar as we celebrate National Bike Month - Featuring a giveaway, advocacy groups, local shops and more.
June 2 - Nurse Appreciation Day
Every day nurses should be appreciated and celebrated. Stop at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Welcome Tent with your ID badge to collect a complimentary market tote bag.
July 7 - Independent Women
Join us in supporting women-owned businesses at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. We will highlight our vendors that are women, showcase resource groups for women entrepreneurs, and feature a local woman artist.
Aug 4 - First Responder Day
In a display of appreciation from the Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar and its vendors, discounts will be offered throughout the market for current and former first responders.
Sept 1 - Back To School Teacher Appreciation
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar would like to honor all our hardworking teachers. Visit the Welcome Tent with your ID Badge to receive a complimentary market tote bag.
Oct 6 - Fall Harvest
Visit the market as we highlight and celebrate the bounties of autumn. We will feature pumpkin decorating and more.
Nov 3 - Meet the Farmers
Join us at the Farmers’ Market & Bazaar as we celebrate those who make it all possible, the farmers! See who grows in your neck of the woods, pick their brain about kale, or just say thanks for the food.
Dec 1 - Holiday Art Expo
Just in time for the holidays, visit the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar for all of your gifting needs. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping at the “It’s A Wrap” tent.
Sam Hanson - Farmers' Market Manager
Sam Huber - Special Events Coordinator (for all inquiries regarding the bazaar)
There are many opportunities to sponsor the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Bob Sicard | Sr. Development Officer – Corporate Sponsorship | Phone: 443-263-4321 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For nonprofit opportunities, contact:
Samuel Hanson | Baltimore Farmers' Market Manager | Phone: 443-838-3090 | Email: email@example.com