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Happenings at the Downtown Farmers' Market

Join us Fridays, 11am-2pm!

Cleveland Cooks: Sign up now for the July 29th cooking class!

A monthly cooking series providing hands-on demonstrations from area chefs. Part of the Growhio Education Sessions, classes will include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction in meal preparation and tips on how to grow produce easily at home. Classes will be free and open to the public but will target Downtown residents and employees. Cleveland Cooks will take place at Old Stone Church at 1:30pm on the last Friday of the month. Dates for the cooking series are below:
  • Friday, July 29, 2011
  • Friday, August 26, 2011
  • Friday, September 30, 2011
  • Friday, October 28, 2011
Update: Chef Dimitri Ragousis from Battery Park Wine Bar will join DFM on Friday, July 29 to kick off Cleveland Cooks. Ragousis has been serving up delicious appetizers and small plates at the laid-back wine bar located in the Eveready Powerhouse in Battery Park since it opened last fall. To attend this intimate hands-on cooking class, please email or call (440) 821-0254. Space is limited so sign up now!

FREE PARKING! We have saved a limited number of parking spaces for shoppers of Downtown Farmers Market on Rockwell Avenue between Ontario and East Roadway. 

Live music: Tommy Wiggins and Al Moss will be playing from 11:30am-1:30pm. Listen here.

Featured Recipe: Pickles & Peppers
Cucumbers and peppers are starting to find their way to our local farmers markets. These are probably the items that I look forward to most at the market because pickling is so easy. I’ve had a cupboard filled with glass jars all winter so I’m happy to finally put them to good use! (They also work well as a vase for fresh-picked flowers). Anywho, throw in your veggies then just fill the jar with 1T salt, 1T sugar and equal parts water and white-distilled vinegar. My favorites are Hungarian hot peppers and pickles. And, both are great in a late-morning bloody mary!
Here’s a few pickle recipes I’ve tried:
  • Dill: fresh dill, peppercorns
  • Garlic/Dill: fresh dill, garlic cloves, peppercorns
  • Spicy Garlic: fresh dill, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves, peppercorns - these are the best!
The finished product - homemade pickles and pickled peppers (sweet and hungarian hots)
The Cleveland Farmers Market Guild and Growhio have teamed up to bring you thiscollection of recipes featuring ingredients from your favorite Cleveland area farmers markets. Please feel free to send your own market recipes to and we'll share them on this page. 
Save the Date: Fundraiser for Downtown Farmers Market!
What: Dine at The Greenhouse Tavern and enjoy a delicious meal using local ingredients, while helping to support Downtown Farmers Market. Just let your server know why you're there and they'll make a contribution to the market. Be sure to check out their new rooftop patio while you're there!
Who: The Greenhouse Tavern and Downtown Farmers Market
When: Friday, July 22 from 4:00-6:00pm
Where: The Greenhouse Tavern, 2038 East 4th Street

Furnished Market Booth Space
is available for start-up fruit and vegetable farmers at the following farmers' markets:

  • Broadway
  • Coit Road
  • Downtown Cleveland
  • Gordon Square
  • Kamm's Corners
  • Lakewood
  • Tremont
Sign up to participate or visit for more information.

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at DFM? for more information. 
About Downtown Farmers Market:

Each Friday, look forward to delicious prepared foods for lunch as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, spices, coffee, salsas, chocolate and baked goods to take home.

Here's a complete list of vendors that you'll find at the market tomorrow:
  • Por-Bar Farms: Heirloom and organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers
  • Hickory Acres Meats of Oberlin: Beef, pork and poultry products with no antibiotics or added hormones
  • Judy’s Oasis: Middle Eastern Cuisine, including hoomus, meat pies, falafel and prepared foods for lunch
  • No Whey Chocolates: Vegan, whey-free chocolate candies and chocolate-covered fruit
  • Blaze Gourmet: Exotic hot sauces, salsas, rubs, BBQ sauces, and drink mixes
  • The Beanery at Urban Homestead: Locally roasted coffee, featuring on-site beverages and beans to-go
  • SpiceHound: High quality spices, herbs, chilies, and natural salts
  • Plant Kingdom Bakery:Vegan, organic and gluten-free snacks and bakery
  • Ohio City Pasta: Hand-crafted pasta
  • Frickaccio’s: Pizza Bagels and pepperoni rolls
  • Ohio Farm Direct: Organic, grassfed cheese
  • Oh Baby Cakes: Cupcakes that come in many flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Banana, German Chocolate, Peach, Carrot, and more!
  • Jorgensen Apiary’s: Homemade honeys, jams, preserves and beeswax products
  • Just Good Scents: Locally made teas, honeys, and other aromatherapy items
  • Dim and Den Sum: Regional comfort foods with an Asian flair 
  • The Nosh Box: A mix of midwestern comfort food with a Tex/Mex kick
Come down on your lunch hour and stop by Judy's Oasis for a Middle Eastern meal including Falafel sandwiches & meat pies, or Frickaccio's for pizza bagels and pepperoni rolls or visit one of the food trucks (Dim and Den Sum and The Nosh Box). Just make sure you save enough time during lunch to visit all of your favorite vendors, enjoy the fresh air, listen to the live music, and maybe even picnic in the grass!

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