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Baltimore Farmers’ Market Closes Until Next April

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Farmers and merchants have packed their wares and said goodbye for another season. The 2012 Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar has finished for the year.

As Tim Williams shows us, it’s a bittersweet time for the sellers and buyers.

From mistletoe to mushrooms to “Merry Christmas” in German, this year’s Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar has left a good taste in the mouths of customers and vendors who are sorry to see it go—for now.

“No, I’m not happy that it’s the last day. I wish there were more of it,” said vendor Donald Colpack.

This was the 35th year for the market and the countdown to 36 is already underway.

“Yes, April 7 it starts,” said vendor Karen Lindemann. “We’ll be here again.”

While the rest and vacation is appreciated, closing is still somewhat bittersweet.

“I have mixed feelings, but I’m ready for a little break,” said Eastern Shore farmer Billy Caulk.

Despite an unpredictable economy, this season under the JFX has been successful. All are stocking up until the beginning of the 2013 season.

“Just everything, stuff I might can’t live three months without until it opens up again,” said shopper Robin Hayman.

This final day found fans of food and football side by side.

“Fans and they come shop at the market,” said Evelyn, a crafts vendor.

So as this current market season disappears in a proverbial puff of smoke, the sights and sounds of the holiday season will have to suffice until spring.

“Spring, we got nine weeks. A nine week break and then we’re back in April,” said vendor Megan Lanasa.

The farmers’ market will start up again on Sunday, April 7.

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