Going to Baltimore’s Farmers’ Market & Bazaar With A Purpose
Baltimore’s Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has been back since April 5th. It will remain open every Sunday from 7Am until about noon until December 20th 2015. I believe it’s the longest running Farmers’ market in Baltimore.
I stopped by this past Sunday with a clear plan in mind. I had my list: parsley and chives plants, onions to grow, and raw honey. Unfortunately I didn’t stick to the list but I still think I did well. The only thing I indulged on were the nuts from Nuts To You!, Clinger’s Natural. I also got 2 tomato plants and 2 kale plants. I figured the prices were so good, plus my plan was to get the tomatoes in about a month, and I thought why wait. If I start now they’ll be bigger in a month. I purchased the kale for experiment purposes only. I do eat kale a lot so if it’s successful it will all work out.
- 4 Parsley plants – $8.00 ($2.00 each)
- 1 Chives plant – $2.00
- 10 Spring Onions for $2.00
- 1 Raw Honey bottle – $8.00
- 2 Kale plants – $3.00 ($1.50 each)
- 2 Tomato plants– $5.00
- Total is $28.00
- I forgot the nuts 2 for $5.00
- Total is $33.00
The vendor I got the Parsley, Chives and Tomatoes from had the cheapest price. Most vendor sold herbs for $3.00 or $3.50. $2.00 was rare.
Oh, and I had to stop by Walmart to get planting accessories. These are one time purchases though.
The damages part II:
- 2 boxes 18’’ plastic planters for $6.86
- Soil for $8.98
- A plastic trowel for $0.84
- A plastic cultivator for $0.84
- Total is $25.85
The Grand Damage is $53.85, $58.85.
This is a lot more than I planned to spend (parsley, honey, chive, and onions – $20.00), but I needed the soil, tools and accessories. The tomatoes were already part of my plan. So I really splurged on the nuts and the kale ($8.00).
My #2 babies. I can’t wait to start using that parsley. That will save me $1.00 to $2.00 on my grocery list.