When finding the best locations to buy foods, whether they be locally grown produce or homemade delicacies, it pays to know the ins and outs of a city's food vendors. Organically grown products may be found through a number of area resources, from farmers' markets to health food stores. Ethnic foods may be available at a corner store or through a local deli or restaurant. Baltimore has many quality locations to purchase fresh ingredients and prepared foods that have become local favorites.
32nd Street Farmers Market
221 Ridgemede Road
Baltimore, Md. 21210
In 1980, the nonprofit 32nd Street Farmers Market was founded to offer a location where quality local produce, meat, bread, baked goods, flowers and prepared foods would be made available to the community. The idea was to provide a venue for area farmers and food producers to sell their products, as an alternative to products sold by large agribusinesses. Vendors, such as Caulk Farm Melons & Vegetables, Gunpowder Bison, Andy's Eggs and others offer fresh choices to consumers at the East 32nd Street and Barclay Street parking lot. The market is open 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, year-round.
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Cameron's Seafood Market
2727 Old Spring Lane
Baltimore, Md. 21215
With 12 locations in the area, Cameron's Seafood Market sells fresh seafood and other related products. From Maryland crab cakes to mahi mahi, the market stocks fresh fish, crabs, scallops, shrimp and more. In addition to fresh seafood, the market also sells party platters, homemade soups and freshly made items such as fired mushrooms, corn on the cob, fried oysters, subs, platters, sandwiches and other items.
Cross Street Market
1065 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Founded in 1846, the Cross Street Market has a long history of providing quality products to the community. In its early days, farmers would have stalls and kiosks set up for market days. After a devastating fire in 1951, the present building was constructed in 1952. Some of the vendors include Fenwick Meats, Cross Street Seafood, Cross 10 Grocery, Kwon's Fresh Produce, Mr. Sausage and Mondawmin Fried Chicken, to name a few. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Milk & Honey Market
816 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Milk & Honey Market features fresh food vendors, a deli, cafe and more. The market offers fresh meats, artisanal cheeses, fresh pastas, baked goods and yes, milk and honey. The deli has a selection of deli meats and cheeses, and provides party platters and other services. At the cafe, La Colmbe coffee is sold, along with various breakfast favorites.
Wockenfuss Homemade Candies
6831 Hartford Road
Baltimore, Md. 21234
Opened in 1915, Wockenfuss Homemade Candies is a mouth-watering delight. With several retail locations, as well as wholesale services, the business was started by Prussian-born Herman Charles Wockenfuss. As the family-owned business nears its century anniversary, it has grown in both size and in variety of its products. Favorites like gummi pumpkins and assorted fudges are just two of the treats available.
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