Friday, July 27, 2012

Berries Galore

Berries aren't just delicious in pies, ice cream, freshly picked and popped in your mouth, but they also make great seats!

As you may remember, we were honored to be awarded a "Transformative Art"grant, from PNC and the Baltimore Office of Promotions, earlier on this year. The project is now in full swing with berries popping up around the market. 

Jeanne-Marie Burdette has been hard at work creating each berry. She is currently in the process of making the small lightweight berries that will be found on roof, coming out of the soon-to-be created basket. 

The berries that are currently sprawled across the market grounds have been being put to good use by many...


This coming Tuesday July 31st, we have special musical guests:

Michael Carrigan & Norm Bull

Also, we would like to take this time to thank Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine for pleasing our lovely market crowds for four years! Thank you, for all that you do!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Heat of the Summer Sun

Despite all the heat, the market still goes on. Ways to beat the heat...

1. Think about cooler weather and transforming your fresh produce into preserves. Cucumbers to pickles? How about peaches to jam, for those cold winter mornings that need some brightening...  

2. Enjoy the sweet sounds of Queen Earth at the market, or in your own home year round, with her cd. 

3. Stop by and hangout with the kids from BUGS, they can help educate you on what they are growing down in Harbor East.

4. Find a picnic table in the shade and enjoy the company of your family and friends, while you try to forget how hot it really is, and enjoy some farm fresh dinner fare.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Market Days

And another market day is upon us. While we can't seem to shake this heat spell, or stop talking about it for that matter, we can attempt to cool off with some juicy fresh fruit and ice cream from the market. Or perhaps relax on one of the artistic berry seats scattered through the market lot.

Market goers cooling off with some Prigel Family ice cream. What is your favorite flavor?

Relaxing on the berry seating that is scattered through the market lot. Which berries can you recognize?

If it is just too hot for you to even think about cooking, why not whip up a quick and nutritious smoothie with Tony Fetter's Fruit Farm's or Zahradka's fruits and veggies. Cantaloupe and Peach? Rainbow Chard and Peach? 

What are some of your favorite hot weather recipes, to help you stay cool? Come stop by the market and let us know! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The weather has broken!

Now that we can safety venture outside again without instantly turning into prunes, it is time to add some substance to our meals as well! No more living off of smoothies and ice, just to stay hydrated and cool! Although, we can never say no to a freshly juiced beverage from Jukai Juice Company.

We can now elevate our meals to... cucumber and tomato salads, with juicy peaches as an accompanying dessert. All, of course, found at your lovely farmers market. Check out Zahradka Family Farm and Tony Fetters Fruit Farm


As part of our continuing "love your neighborhood" series, we are featuring two different neighborhood loving residents this week, as taken from the Live Baltimore photo booth session a few weeks ago.  What do YOU love about your neighborhood?

"Lauraville: The small community feel. Everyone knows and helps. Snowstorms are no problem, with neighbors who work together." We agree, Dee, and think the same thing goes for all harsh weather conditions! 

"I love the biking community." As do we, Elliott! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

For the love of neighborhoods

What does a neighborhood mean to you? 

Perhaps it is the strong community base or the support for small businesses. Maybe it is the comfort in knowing that you can borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbors, or that your favorite community event is right around the corner. It could be the short conversation that you have with your bank teller, or the hours that you've help spend tending your neighborhood garden. 

Live Baltimore stopped by the market last Tuesday to ask market goers and neighborhood residents to show their love for their respective neighborhoods. Each week we will share with you some of that love through the photos taken during the event.

Last week, we also had a special visit from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Among her stops at the market, she visited with the kids from the BUGS (Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students) program to learn more about what they are growing and making at their Caroline Street location at the Living Classrooms Foundation

 Stop by the market today to stock up on 4th of July celebratory fruits and vegetables!