Friday, November 18, 2011

Going through withdraw from the Tuesday Market?

If you are like us, and missing your favorite vendors from the Tuesday Market,
we are here to help!

Below is a list of the vendors that can still be spotted around town.
So make sure to go visit them and bring some warm summer weather nostalgia with you.

Happy Place:
Check out her facebook page for updates on where you can find her

November 30th at Mercy High School's Mothers Club Christmas Shopping

She can be found year round at 3017 Montebello Terrace, 2 doors from Zekes
Also follow her of facebook and twitter to find out about other festivals that she can be found

Natural Aromatics:

Found almost across the street from the market at 4337 Harford Road

God Scent Herbs:
Towson and Bel Air Markets

GoGo's ReTread Threads
Wherever her bus takes her!

They can also be found at many wonderful proprietors around the city, so check their website out for a complete list!

Pressed Panini
They will be at the last Charles Street Market today!

Red Zebra
Check out their fabulous new website for the most up to date information!

Conveniently located just down the street at 5414 Harford Road

Excited to say that they have opened a shop at 333 N. Charles Street!

Conveniently located just down the street at 4709 Harford Road

Look out for them rolling around the city in their new food truck!

They can be found today at the last Charles Street Market of the season, so go by and say hi!

Tony Fetter's Fruit Farm
If you happen to be in Fairfax, Virginia you can stop by and say hi, otherwise catch him on facebook

All of our other lovely vendors will mostly be in hibernation during the winter, so you will just have to start counting down the days until the 2012 Tuesday Market in Lauraville begins again.

Thank you again for a wonderful season!

Monday, October 24, 2011

the last market of the season

Can you believe it?
Our 22-week market season is coming to a close.

We had a great season at 4500 Harford Road and would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting all of our fabulous vendors. We could not have been such a success without you.

Stay tuned for a complete list of where you can find your favorite vendors during the rest of the year, so that you can continue loving their products.

Come show the last of your seasonal support for your local products, fresh produce, and friendly vendors. Don't forget to thank them for all that they do!

Some market pictures to remind you of what a wonderful season we have had...

Produce galore from Zahradka Family Farm

Thrifty finds at Go-Gos ReTread Threads

Freshly baked bread from Hamilton Bakery

Some of our fantastic dinner selections

People enjoying a lovely late summer evening at the market

A boy hula-hooping away during the market

Our visiting musician from Hawaii, Bo

Monday, October 17, 2011

I told you, I love apples

So, I promise this is going to be my last apple specific market post... I just can't help but share all the fabulous things that you can do with apples!

Photograph by: Delancey Nelson

The market can provide you with three of the most important ingredients in the following recipe: apples, eggs, and flour

Apples: Tony Fetters Fruit Farm can provide you with a wide range of apple selections, and if you are nice he will even let you sample them to find the perfect apple for your usage

Eggs: There is always at least one vendor selling eggs, with the possibility of three different vendors each week: Sunnyside Farm, Liberty Delights, and Ferguson Family Farm

Flour: Sunnyside Farm is generously providing our market customers with delicious Yeehaw Farm flour. This is one of a kind wheat flour, that has been grown on the family farm for more then 60 years without the aid of chemicals, not even approved for organic application types, at anytime! This whole wheat flour will give you a whole new perspective on flour.

Delicious Apple Muffins
Recipe adapted from Deborah Madison's: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

2 1/2 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 - 3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/3 Cup buttermilk
1/3 Cup canola oil or melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Grease muffin tins

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl
Mix wet ingredients in another bowl
Mix the two bowls together - but don't beat the batter

Stir into batter
1 Cup apples, diced
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest
Raisins and Walnuts are other fun options to add to these muffins

Spoon into muffin pans and bake until well risen and slightly brown, approximately 25min.
Enjoy, perhaps with some scrambled eggs...


2 More Weeks of the Tuesday Market at Lauraville
If you still haven't made it, now is your chance to come check it out.

Pick up some dinner after work from one of our wonderful artisanal vendors.
Pick up a gift for yourself at one of the artists tents.
And, of course, grab your local fruits and vegetables for the week from our farmers.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A few of your favorite (autumn market) things

Maybe they aren't your favorite things, but they sure are some of mine...

1. Autumn weather! How can you go wrong with beautiful crisp weather like we have been having? And what better way to enjoy this fine weather then browsing the market!?

Photo by: Delancey Nelson

The leaves haven't quite reached their peek in color yet... but soon enough!

2. APPLES! Apples are perfect by themselves, baked in the oven, shredded into salads, sliced in a sandwich, or mixed into a dish of sausage and risotto.
What is YOUR favorite way to enjoy apples? Your favorite kind of apple?
My current apple obsession: Idared.

Photo by: Delancey Nelson

Get your favorite apple variety from Tony Fetters Fruit Farm

3. Fundraisers and awesome people who support them. The Red Zebra will be donating $1 per pizza sale at this weeks market to the Hamilton Crop Circle. Check out Hamilton Crop Circles current fundraising initiative and help the cause for urban agriculture in Baltimore City!

Photo by: Regina Lansinger

The wonderful women behind The Red Zebra!

4. Music. There is nothing like a little jam session by a bonfire on a nippy evening. Since there isn't a bonfire and it hasn't gotten that cold yet, I'll settle for the wonderful alternative of listening to Queen Earth at the market. If you missed her last week, she will be starting the market off again this week, performing between 4-5:30ish. Come Check her out!

Photo by: Regina Lansinger

Queen Earth singing away at the market last week.

5. Fall Vegetables. Yes, I get excited about fall vegetables. How can you resist dark leafy greens? Beets? Winter Squash? Pumpkins? Mushrooms? I could go on for awhile, but I'll spare you. Regardless, what better place to pick up some fresh local veggies than the market? Plus we are VERY HAPPY to welcome Twin Compass back to the market after a few weeks of struggling through field damages. So come check out their selection of fall produce and welcome them back to the market!

Photo by: Delancey Nelson

Three different kinds of potatoes!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Favorite Pizza

Last minute voting for your favorite Baltimore Pizza with Baltimore Magazine.
Our suggestion: The Red Zebra!

The women behind The Red Zebra, at the Tuesday Market

If you agree, place your vote here.

Last day of voting is Monday, October 11th, so go place your votes!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Earthy sounds, panini, and on-site greens

Only FOUR more weeks of the Tuesday Market!
Can you believe it?

Despite the market wrapping up shortly, we are still keeping things exciting and have new things that you need to make sure to check out this week.

1. Pressed Paninis: Hunger Management is excited to have joined our market for the remainder of the season. You may have seen them while wandering around the Fell's Point Farmers Market. Their delicious smelling brick-pressed panini will have you lining up at their tent within moments of arriving at the market.

2. This week we are proud to welcome Queen Earth. She will be providing us with her beautiful tunes and soothing voice. She will be playing from 4-6 tomorrow, so come on out and show her your farmers market love.

3. Hamilton Crop Circle will begin providing market goers with fresh lettuce and other greens from their on-site market garden. How much more local could one get? Check out the garden patch and then enjoy your fresh greens. Also, check them out on twitter!

Monday, September 26, 2011

getting reacquainted with the oven

Long summer days go hand in hand with hours spent grilling outside. Now that the sun is setting quite earlier and cooler weather is setting in, it is time to get reacquainted with our ovens.

Apples from Tony Fetters that would be perfect for your roast chicken

Luckily, we can still acquire all that is necessary for a nice fall roasted chicken at the market. Here is a delicious recipe, provided by Sunnyside Farm.

What you need:
1 Whole Chicken (approx. 3.5lbs) - available at Sunnyside Farm
2 Onions Chunked - available at Zahradka Farm
2 Apples, unpeeled and chunked - available at Tony Fetters Farm
2 stalks of Celery, chopped - available at Zahradka Farm

Fill the cavity of the chicken with the onions, apples, and celery.
Place in a deep roasting pan.

Then you'll need (hopefully these are in your pantry, but if you need some amazing honey, Sunnyside Farm can provide you with some delicious honey):
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1/4 Teaspoon Paprika

Mix the ingredients in a saucepan until the honey is melted.
Rub all over the chicken. Continue applying sauce to the chicken 3-4 times during the cooking, or until it is nicely browned.

Bake in the oven at 360 degree Fahrenheit for 1 hour (plus 15-30 min. depending on the size of the chicken)

Upon taking out of the oven, cover tightly with tin foil and let stand for 15-20min. before serving. Enjoy!


The garden patch at the market a few weeks ago, just imagine what it looks like now? Come check it out.

Also, for those of you who may have been confused as to why the market last week was lacking on the vegetable and fresh produce front, I just wanted to remind everyone that farms are still experiencing great losses and difficulties from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

They will hopefully all return to the market soon. In the mean time, Sunnyside Farm and Liberty Delights can provide you with fresh poultry and meat products. Our on-site garden, courtesy of Hamilton Crop Circle, will also be providing us with fresh greens! So don't worry there are still plenty of fresh goods for you to enjoy. In the meantime, just remember that it isn't easy being a farmer.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn has swept in

With the overnight arrival of Autumn has come an array of cooler weather goods for you to enjoy at the market.

APPLES! Personally, I could not be happier that apple season has arrived, and this will not be the last mention of these lovely fruits. Come stop by Tony Fetters Fruit Farm and sample an apple slice or sip of apple cider. How can you resist?

Izzy's Chocolate has finally arrived at the market! Now that the hot weather has broken, she is able to provide us with delicious and unique chocolates. Among the flavors that she brought last week were apricot, coconut, and plum. Come satisfy your chocolate craving at the market tomorrow.

While the weather has changed, it is still beautiful weather to dine al fresco. After wandering around the market for a little while, why not grab a glass of wine or seasonal cocktail at The Chameleon Cafe, located right across the street. With a farm-to-table focus, you will also find an array of delicious appetizers filled with all your favorite seasonal flavors.

With all these exciting cool weather market happenings, come stop by and see for yourself!

Monday, September 12, 2011

late and last summer vegetables

As there is currently no massive rain storms, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornados on the forecast for tomorrow... don't forget to come stop by the market and pick up those late summer vegetables that will soon be replaced with mountains of apples, winter squash, and pumpkins.

Peppers and Eggplants from Zahradka Family Farm

There seems to be a never ending supply of eggplants in my kitchen this summer. Believe me, I am by no means complaining! Ratatouille (No, not the adorable rat-chef movie), Baba Ganoush, Eggplant Parmesan, Roasted Eggplant, Grilled Eggplant, Eggplant Pizza (both as a topping and as a crust substitute), Eggplant salads, the list is never ending for the amount of eggplant dishes I have eaten and prepared this summer.

Recently, I came across a Roasted Eggplant Soup recipe. I have yet to try it, but it is on my list to create this week after I gather up even more eggplants from the market. What a great way to ease into fall with a hearty eggplant soup.

[WARNING: I may have just been attracted to the beautiful photographs in the roasted eggplant soup recipe. I'll let you know how it actually turns out!]

What are some of your favorite eggplant recipes?

A recent eggplant ratatouille concoction from my large collection of eggplant dishes

For those of you who may not know, this week (September 12th-16th) is Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week! So make sure that your kids have their fair share of fresh, local, and healthy goods from none other, but the market. Also to take note - Maryland is the ONLY state in the country that has 100% participation from all of its public school systems! Continue to keep your kids well feed through the school year by visiting your farmers market.

A great group of people, of all ages, enjoying the offerings of the market

Also, look at what people are saying about the Tuesday Market:
"Fresh, local, friendly. No pressure, just a great place to spend the evening"

Come stop by and see what they are talking about.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Due to the large rain clouds that show no signs of letting up, we will be cancelling the Tuesday Market in Lauraville for TODAY, SEPTEMBER 6th 2011!

We will be back in service next week! Have a wonderful rainy day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

the ending of summer

Where has the summer gone? In a swirl of hot weather and farmers markets it seems to have flown by.

If you haven't gotten enough of peaches, corn, watermelon, and tomatoes, now is the time to stock up, because they will be gone before we know it!

Now is also a very important time to be supporting your farmers due to the damage that was caused by Hurricane Irene.

While you may have been struggling with electrical outages and small issues such as having to throw away food from an temporarily disabled refrigerator, farmers were having much bigger issues. Field and crop flooding, lack of electricity for their poultry and cattle, and thousands of dollars in property damage are just the tip of the problems faced by many of farmers last weekend.

So when you see some beet greens that might not be as darkly colored as normal or some slightly yellowed parsley, don't make a big deal, but rather savor the unique storm battered product that you are getting and the thank the farmer that you are supporting.

Also, can you believe it? Only 8 more weeks of the Tuesday Market! We hope that you have been enjoying it and would really like your feedback, good and bad. We have created a survey that you can participate in here and hope that you give us your honest opinions so that we can help make the market better. Thanks in advance!

*All photographs by Delancey Nelson*

Monday, August 29, 2011

hurricane recovery

If you are still struggling through the damage done by Hurricane Irene this weekend, we have the perfect solutions for you tomorrow at the market.

Still out of electricity? Why not stop by one of our newest market vendors and pick up a creatively decorated candle! The Happy Place features candles in wine glasses, mugs, and tea pots, among other creative holders. Maria makes the candles and her daughter paints some of them, so you can take home a truly unique design. After you use your candle, why not have a drink out of your new beverage holder? Two great uses with one purchase. I approve!

Picture borrowed from The Happy Place facebook page

If your power is still out, then chances are you are going to need to get some dinner while you are out and about, so why not enjoy it at the Tuesday Market? With choices of Clementine, Jack and Zach, The Red Zebra, Chef Mac's, Zeke's Coffee, Wolfe Street Cuisine, Red Canoe, Hamilton Bakery, Infused Spreads, and Trang Nguyen you will not be short of options!

Also, I must congratulate Infused Spreads for their presence in the daily food email newsletter, Tasting Table, this past week. You can read it here!

Photograph by Delancey Nelson

Now that you are full of food and have your candle supply, why not relax and listen to Bo Lozoff as he performs again this week. For those of you who missed him two weeks ago, he played wonderful renditions of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and other tunes from some fantastic artists. Come show your support while he is still in town, from his current home in Hawaii.

Photograph by Regina Lansinger

Monday, August 22, 2011

To market, to market to buy...

... a fat pig?
Maybe not.

But there are lots of other wonderful things to purchase each week at the Tuesday Market.

Vendors at the Tuesday Market

This week, perhaps you will venture to think ahead to those cooler fall and winter days when all you want is a nice sun ripened tomato, which of course is long gone from markets at that point. BUT, alas, you can savor your favorite summer tomatoes in the cooler weather by making tomato sauce with them now!

All the the ingredients for you to make a simple tomato sauce can conveniently be found at none other, but the farmers market.

Beautiful collection of Heirloom tomatoes

What you need:

Tomatoes, lets say 5-7lbs, skinned and chopped - Whole tomatoes available at Hamilton Heirlooms, Twin Compass, Tony Fetters Fruit Farm, and Zahradka Family Farm. (My suggestion: buy a few from each, that way you can concoct a nice flavorful mixture of tomatoes.)

One onion minced - found at either Twin Compass or Zahradka Family Farm

A few cloves of garlic (depending on how much you love it) finely chopped - found at Twin Compass

Olive Oil (about 1-2 Tablespoons) - found at Hamilton Heirlooms

A bunch of basil finely chopped - you can take home a whole plant from God Scent Herbs

Salt and Pepper - Hopefully found in your kitchen

Chopped tomatoes poured on top of the sizzling onions and garlic

Now that you have all your market goodies...

1. Warm up the Olive Oil in a large pot.
2. Once warmed, add in garlic and onions. Stir until lightly browned.
3. Pour in chopped tomatoes. Cook down until desired thickness of sauce is reached.
4. Stir in basil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Let cool and freeze for enjoyment all winter long!

The finished sauce!

Sauce can also be enjoyed with an assortment of meat products provided by

*All photographes taken by Delancey Nelson*

Monday, August 15, 2011

What do Hawaii and Baltimore have in common?

This week at the Tuesday Market, we will be featuring a wonderful musician from the tropical state of Hawaii.

Bo Lozoff is in town and we are lucky to have him joining us this week. Bo is also the co-founder, with his wife, of the Human Kindness Foundation in North Carolina and the Prison-Ashram Project.

For a sneak peek of some of Bo's works, check out this music video.
Come hear Bo live tomorrow starting around 4pm!

Photo taken by Regina Lansinger

In other market news, for those of you who haven't noticed, Trang Nguyen of the old and loved Saigon Remembered, has set up shop at the Tuesday Market!

She has been doing so well that she has sold out the past two weeks, so if you want some of her delicious Vietnamese Food you better get there early.

Photo by Regina Lansinger

We also had a new vendor join our team last week. Jimi, aka Spoonman, who is a regular at many other markets around the area, showed off his amazing flatware jewelry, as seen above. Talk about a good way to reuse and recycle those unwanted utensils! Not that you often have unwanted, antique, sterling silver flatware... Thanks Jimi for taking care of that issue for us!

Photo taken by Regina Lansinger

Don't worry, despite all this other exciting news, are are still your local neighborhood provider of fresh produce. Come stop by to see what has been harvested this week!

Monday, August 8, 2011

National Farmers Market Week

Don't forget to celebrate
(Aug. 7th- Aug. 13th)

Reasons to love and celebrate farmers markets, especially the Tuesday Market:

1. Fresh, local, healthy produce! What more could you ask for? Look out for some of these things that are currently in season: corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, eggs, honey, cantaloupes, eggplants, and peaches are just a few!

The wonderful women behind Twin Compass Farm, Emily and Amanda.

2. There is a 17% increase from last year in farmers markets across the nation! Keep the increase rising by visiting and supporting your local market(s)!

3. A great way to get in additional family and/or friend time while supporting the community! I'm not sure if there is a certified study on increased happiness and farmers markets, but I wouldn't be surprised. Why don't you give it a try?

Some people enjoying their dinners and hanging out at the market.

4. Don't feel like cooking? Chef Mac, Clementine, Hamilton Bakery, Red Canoe, and Zeke's Coffee represent some of our Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood staples and are setup to offer delicious offerings at the market. Love what you had for dinner? Just walk down the street to enjoy more, any day of the week!

Red Canoe Cafe and Zeke's Coffee are two of the residing buisnesss' on Harford Road.

5. What better way to support farmers, their farms, and general agricultural land, then to shop at farmers markets. You get to talk to the people who are actually growing YOUR food and help save agricultural land at the same time. Strike up a conversation with a farmer at the market and you might just make a new friend.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fun and Fruit

The market continues to draw new vendors each week, so make sure to stop by for not only your solid staples, but also for a diverse mix of additions each week.

Last week we had Go-Gos Retread Threads join us in her fabulous blue bus! Featuring an array of fun and fabulous clothing for all to enjoy. Come by tomorrow to enjoy her bus full of well organized goodies!

Go-Go's Retread Threads hanging out at the Market

We also gained another farmer, Tony Fetters Fruit Farm, which is located in Gardners, PA. He brought peaches and was definitely a crowd pleaser. Make sure to check out Fetters each week to see what fruits are in season. Welcome, Fetters!

Peaches overflowing from Tony Fetters Fruit Farm stand

We were also able to get our hands on a short small sketch that was completed during the setup of the market the other day, so we thought we would share it with you. Enjoy!

Sketch done by Andrew Nelson

Also, if you haven't yet... don't forget to vote for your 'Americas Favorite Farmers Market' Contest! Voting ends August 31st!