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Happenings at the Downtown Farmers' Market

The Cooking Channel at DFM! 
Dim and Den Sum will be featured on The Cooking Channel's "Unique Eat"s and the segment will be filmed at the market tomorrow, August 12. They're offering a free side with every order for showing your support.

Live music tomorrow: Steve Jochum will be playing from 11:30am-2:00pm. Listen here.

New Vendor: BONJOUR Crepes
French crepes using locally grown and organic ingredients. You may know them from Tremont and Kamm's markets.

Featured Recipe:  
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
3 lbs heirloom tomatoes, assorted shapes, sizes, and colors
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup packed small basil leaves
1 t kosher salt
1 lb buffalo mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Cut tomatoes into wedges or slices. In a bowl, gently toss all tomatoes in the olive oil, basil, and salt. Arrange tomatoes on a plate and sprinkle cheese evenly on top. Season to taste.   
 The Cleveland Farmers Market Guild and Growhio have teamed up to bring you this collection 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 continues August 26
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, August 26, 2011
  • Friday, September 30, 2011
  • Friday, October 28, 2011

Our next cooking class on 
Friday, August 26 will feature chefs from The Greenhouse Tavern. 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.

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
  • HAPI Fresh: Vegetables including Bok Choy, carrots, cabbage, and Asian eggplant
  • 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
  • French Creek Bakery: Artisan breads and pastries
  • BONJOUR Crepes: French crepes using locally grown and organic ingredients
  • 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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