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May 11, 2010

Another downtown farmers' market

spring onionsIf you can't make it to the Baltimore Farmers' Market under the JFX, or can't bear the thought of driving downtown on a Sunday, here's another option.

Today is opening day for the University Farmers' Market in the first block of South Paca Street, in the park across the street from the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The market, open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, baked goods and cut flowers.

Local author Lucie L. Snodgrass will be at the market from noon to 2 p.m. today to sign copies of her cookbook, “Dishing Up Maryland.”

This is the second year for the market, which will be held weekly on Tuesdays from May through mid-November.

Sun photo by Amy Davis

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 5:25 AM | | Comments (5)


The Waverly Market on Saturdays is also a good option if you can't drive downtown on Sundays.

Thanks to the Nixie reports that I get from the Baltimore City Police -- that usually tell me someone's been shot -- I learned just now that we're supposed to be eating healthier."

How do prices at these normally compare to the G-store?

How do prices at these normally compare to the G-store? In other words, is the target demographic the foodie, the greenie or the thrifty?

I've found that most prices are at or below grocery store level. Three important points are 1) The food is super fresh. For example, I never buy corn or peas at the grocery store because the sugar quickly degrades to starch. 2) Herbs are sold in big bunches and are cheaper. 3) If you need to use food stamps, they are accepted by most markets.

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