the jfx farmers market/bazaar in baltimore. in scale and diversity (of customers and produce) this baltimore market is better than any in manhattan. it leaves union square in the dust! farmers, cheese makers, crafters, artisans, watermen with crabs and shellfish, flowers, organic meats, fish and local produce of every kind are housed under the jones falls expressway.
the market has been going for over 30years, and it's not just for yuppies and hipsters; here locally grown chanterelles and artisanal mustard pickles are for the people! baltimore is home to immigrants from all over the world so many types of cuisine are available here. prepared food ranges from vietnamese shrimp dumplings to cambodian crepes, from caribbean jerk chicken to traditional chesapeake fried soft shell crabs. more pictures here and here.