Starting its 36th season, the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar returns April 7 at its weirdly iconic home underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.
According to the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA), the market moved to its current location in 1985, after originally launching at Market Place. On peak Sundays, more than 8,000 people attend.
For anyone who hasn't been — and we can't imagine who at this point — here's a description of the market, which runs through December, from BOPA's website:
"While strolling through Maryland's largest producers-only market, shoppers can revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including crisp fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, bison, goat, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese products. Additionally, dozens of food vendors add spice to the market with multicultural cuisine such as popular pit beef sandwiches, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas, pies and quiches, soups, noodles and dumplings. Vegan items are sold as well.
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."