Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

3 days until the event

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that the 44th annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Market season, which is scheduled to operate on Sundays from April 4, 2021 through December 20, 2021 from 7 AM to 12 PM. Applications are currently being accepted for Farm, Food and Bazaar vendors.

Timeline
Applications Due: Thursday, December 31, 2020 (11:59 PM) Notification of
Application Status: First week of February 2021 Opening Day of Market: April 4, 2021

Applications
Farms
Food
Bazaar

Review the 2021 Application Guidelines and 2021 Bazaar Schedule and Fee Options prior to applying.

BOPA is committed to providing an adapted market that is healthy and safe for attendees, participants, volunteers, and staff. The current 2020 market 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. The market operates as an essential food source with a reduced number of vendors.

Please continue reading 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’ve added 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.

Operational Changes

General Changes

  • Parking validation for Mercy Bunting Garage is not required for the two-hour free parking period.
  • Additional handwashing and sanitizer stations are available throughout the market footprint.
  • No maps or takeaways are available at the Welcome Tent.
  • There are no scheduled First Sunday events.
  • There will be no cooking classes or cooking demos.
  • There will be no activations from market sponsors.

Vendor Changes

  • Limited to essential vendors, subject to change (see some of the participating vendors HERE)
    • Farms producing food
    • Bakeries
    • Ready-to-go food prepared off-site
    • Alcohol
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): cloth face covering.
  • No sampling of food allowed.
  • New vending locations, subject to change week by week.
  • Reduce/eliminate cell phone use during preparation and during market practices, or use alcohol-based wipes to disinfect cell phones (CDC Advice).
  • Separate and specific employees available for taking money (cashless and signature free, preferably).
  • Vendors to bring their own portable hand washing station, if possible.
  • Pre-packaged available as much as possible.
  • Pre-orders taken as often as possible.

Customer Changes

  • Visitor capacity will be limited and subject to change.
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): cloth face covering.
  • No groups larger than 4.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance.
  • No eating at market, no lingering.
  • No rifling through produce bins.
  • As always, no pets or smoking.
  • We encourage only 1 household member to shop, if possible.
  • We encourage customers to limit cell phone handling at the market to reduce cross-contamination (source).
  • Cashless transactions, if possible.

Market Layout

  • A 10’X10’ empty space will be reserved between all vendor stalls.
  • One-way directional flow of the market loop (clockwise), with floor markings to indicate direction.
  • Prohibited entrances:
    • Saratoga Street
    • Fallsway
    • Gay Street
  • Holliday Street and Holliday St. Island will be utilized for customer queue with floor markings for 6-foot distancing.
  • No restaurant pick-up is available behind the diner.
     

Market Map (Updated 8/27/2020)
 

List of Market Vendors

Alternative Access

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. 

Farms
Food
Bazaar
Farmer to Face 


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.

Recipe Book
 

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.

Farmers' Market Cookbook

Food & Farm Vendors

Bazaar Vendors

The bazaar offers shoppers a variety of unique crafts and collectibles including jewelry, handbags, hair accessories, clothing, rugs, pottery and wooden items, stained glass, and photographs. 

2021 Bazaar Fee Schedule 

 

Market News

View the most recent e-newsletters features recipes and more below:

June 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

Septemeber 1, 2019

SNAP & Debit Services

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.

Rules and Regulations

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.  

First Sundays

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.

Contact

Sam Hanson - Farmers' Market Manager

Sam Huber - Special Events Coordinator (for all inquiries regarding the bazaar)

Sponsorship Information

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: bsicard@promotionandarts.org

For nonprofit opportunities, contact:
Samuel Hanson | Baltimore Farmers' Market Manager  | Phone: 443-838-3090 | Email: shanson@promotionandarts.org