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Happenings at the Downtown Farmers' Market

THIS WEEKEND: 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

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

WIC FMNP coupons will be distributed at the market tomorrow from 11am-1pm. Please note, coupons will be issued on a first come first served basis. 

Who qualifies for WIC Farmer’s Market coupons?
Current WIC participants that are pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and children 13 months to five years old at time of issuance.

How many coupons do I get?
Each person that qualifies will receive a set of five coupons.  Each coupon is worth $3.00.

Where can I use the coupons and for how long?
You may use your coupons at participating farmers markets throughout Cuyahoga County, any time the markets are open, through October 31, 2011.

Can my alternate shopper pick up my WIC Farmers Market coupons?
Yes, if they bring your signed WIC ID.

How many times can I receive WIC Farmers Market coupons?
Once (1) every year for each eligible participant.
***Additional dates: August 26 & September 23, 2011

Live music tomorrow: Tracy Marie will be playing from 11:30am-1:30pm. Listenhere.

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.

Featured Recipe: Baked Stuffed Romanesco Zucchini

(Adjust ingredients for desired serving quantity)
First cut approx. 12 inch Romanesco zucchini in half lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds (don’t discard).

Cover zucchini in baking dish with olive oil, salt & pepper and bake for about 10 minutes at 350°.

In the meantime, sauté garliconion. Chop seed scrapings from zucchini, a couple tomatoes and a bunch of fresh basil. Add to garlic & onion and cook down until the juice is gone.

Remove from heat, stir in some panko bread crumbsgrated cheddar cheese, chopped walnuts and salt & pepper.

Stuff the zucchini halves with the mixture, sprinkle with additional cheese and panko bread crumbs, and bake uncovered at 350° for 15 minutes.

This recipe shared by Por Bar Farms.

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.

Cleveland Cooks kicks off Friday, July 29!
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
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!

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
  • Woolf Farms: Peaches and corn
  • 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
  • Ohio Farm Direct: Organic, grassfed cheese
  • Frickaccio’s: Pizza Bagels and pepperoni rolls
  • 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
  • Publish Ohio: Cleveland-area prints, postcards and photos
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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For more information, please contact:
Ashley Shaw, Market Manager
Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square

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