A Baltimore Spring Treat! LEMON PEPPERMINT STICK. A staple of the annual Baltimore Flower Mart and spring bazaars. Before cutting the lemon, roll it hard and well on a table top to make it juicier. Then take off a little off the top and cut out the core so you can fit in your peppermint stick 'straw.' Use the soft, porous peppermint sticks so your 'straw' will work right. Delicious!