Baltimore Maryland .. Lexington Market...Delicious!

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Mmmm…farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, succulent crab cakes, steak and cheese subs dripping with flavor, fresh from the Chesapeake crabs and oysters, fudge-topped cookies to satisfy any chocoholic. Hungry yet?

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All these and more await you at Baltimore's Lexington Market, 225 years old and going strong. Opened in 1782, it is the world's largest continuously running market, and still at the original site on Lexington Street between Eutaw and Greene.

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At first, it was an open air market where farmers brought wagons filled with hams, butter, produce, eggs, and poultry. About 20 years later a shed went up and the market grew from there. Famous people have visited the market over the centuries; Ralph Waldo Emerson proclaimed Baltimore "the gastronomic capital of the world" after visiting The Market. The growth continued until there were more than 1,000 stalls and major traffic problems in the 1920's. Plans to replace old buildings with new, modern ones never quite got off the drawing board until 1949. In March that year a six-alarm fire destroyed buildings, equipment, and merchandise, and moved plans for a new market along quickly. Today, there are about 140 merchants carrying on the tradition.

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The Market hosts special events throughout the year including a Chocolate Festival, the Preakness Crab Derby, and Lunch With the Elephants when the circus comes to town. We just enjoy the every day guaranteed good eating, as you can see in the photos – that's Lee lining up for Andy's Steak subs.

LexMkt - Bergers CookiesLexington Market – a delicious Baltimore tradition not to be missed. Be sure to try the fresh seafood – Faidley's is famous for their oysters. And don't pass the Bergers Cookies without buying a package or two. Chocoholics recognize them as the ultimate, with just enough cookie to hold a great glob of dark, rich, fudge icing. Bon appetit!

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Patricia Kennedy
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OK, Margaret!  You're making me really hungry!
Aug 17, 2007 02:53 AM #1
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Neal Bloom
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Love seafood and good produce!
Aug 17, 2007 09:07 AM #2
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Patricia ,Lexington Market is a wonderful way to spend the day. You won't stay hungry there for long. Since you are so close, let me know when you are in town and I will meet you at the market.

 Neal,The variety is abundant and, as you can see by the photos, very colorful. Lots of beautiful produce and fresh seafood.

Aug 17, 2007 09:55 AM #3
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Sharon Simms
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WOW! Tami never told me about that place when she was working and living in Baltimore! You make me want to go back and check it out - which, of course, would give me the opportunity to see you as well!
Aug 17, 2007 01:52 PM #4
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Sharon, I would write about anything to get you to come visit us in Baltimore!!
Aug 17, 2007 02:13 PM #5
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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I can't decide between the words decadent and enticing - thanks for sharing.
Aug 17, 2007 02:55 PM #6
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Dena, You can use them both! I love going places like this in my own town. Kind of like a mini vacation. Taking photos make me more aware.

And it so much fun!

Aug 17, 2007 03:08 PM #7
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Chris Tesch
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Wow, Margaret, there is nothing in our town that's 225 years old, except maybe the mosquitos.  Looks like a lot of fun to be had in Baltimore!!!  Love crab and lobster...
Aug 17, 2007 04:49 PM #8
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Chris,  \

Just let me know when you want to visit. We will enjoy some wonderful seafood together.

Aug 17, 2007 10:25 PM #9
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Margaret - This post made me really hungry. Fresh fruits, crabs ...mmm. I can almost taste it.  Heading to Ocean City next weekend and I am looking forward to the seafood.
Aug 18, 2007 05:55 PM #10
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Gail Harris
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Hi Margaret,

 You just gave me a great idea.  We have a great farmers market down here in Calvert County and the views from our home of the Chesapeake Bay are to die for!!  It's time to post some pics of how lovely it is to live here in Calvert County.  Great idea. And, yes, thesitemake me hungry. 

Hope the radio show was great.  Was not able to pick it up at my office and was sorry to miss it. 

Aug 18, 2007 07:22 PM #11
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Jennifer, Have a wonderful time "down the ocean"

Gail, If you need ideas for blogging take a look at Marianna's alphabet of blogging series. Look forward to anything you write!!

 The show was a good one. Sorry you could not tune it in. There is a new AR member who listened to the show, discovered that she is a Type E. Pat Hommel, from Annapolis, did her first blog yesterday. Go check her out! 

Aug 19, 2007 12:23 AM #12
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Thanks for making this a featured post in localism !!
Aug 19, 2007 04:14 PM #13
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Pat Hommel
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Margaret, This is a terrific "tour" of Lexington Market - makes my mouth water.  It has been years since I have been there.  Looks like we need to do a field trip there too!

Pat

Aug 26, 2007 04:14 PM #14
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Pat, You could do this same type of tour on your market in downtown Annapolis.
Aug 27, 2007 12:42 AM #15
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john clary,key west,fla

yeah i miss the market,cant get good oysters like that even here in keywest,i miss pauls crab pot,rraw bar,and the coldest beer in town,see ya next spring,paul,johnclary@ymail.com

Feb 10, 2009 12:41 AM #16
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John, Thanks for bringing me back to this  post. Those Berger cookies look pretty good right now.

Feb 10, 2009 11:53 AM #17
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