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!