Growhio is a non-profit Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative designed to strengthen and support all aspects of Northeast Ohio's local food economy through branding, marketing and collaboration.


Happenings at Downtown Cleveland Farmers' Market

Join us Fridays 11am-2pm!

We're now located indoors at The Arcade
(401 Euclid Avenue) 

The 2011 Holiday Market kicks off tomorrow, 11am-2pm at The Arcade with a Vermicomposting workshop with Dan Morgan from Morgan Farmstay. Composting starter kits will be available for sale. Chair massages will also be available from Dreams Massage and BodyWorks - $10.00 for 10 minutes!

Here's a complete list of vendors that you can expect to find at the market tomorrow:
  • Por Bar Farms
  • No Whey Chocolates
  • Oh Baby Cakes
  • Plant Kingdom
  • SpiceHound
  • Pig Lickin' Good BBQ
  • Ohio Farm Direct
  • Sweet Nostalgia Bakery
  • Blaze Gourmet Hot Sauces and Salsas
  • Medina Pasteries
  • Grateful Dog Bakery
Throughout the season we'll also be taking orders for poinsettias, which will be grown locally at Kollman's Greenhouse in Twinsburg. Poinsettias will be delivered to DFM in early-December and will be available for pick up at the market.

Shoppers can give back by bringing canned goods and new, unwrapped toys to the market. These items will be donated to Old Stone Church on December 4. The food items will be used for Old Stone’s free weekly grocery bag program and the toys will given to Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, a shelter for homeless families. (Seehere for requested food items)

The 2011 Holiday Market will take place on Fridays, 11am-2pm at The Arcade (401 Euclid Avenue) from November 4 – December 23.

Questions? Interested in becoming a vendor? Email me at
Cleveland Cooks with John Q's Steakhouse -
FREE Cooking Class! 
Rick Cassera, Owner at John Q's Steakhouse will prepare a few of the restaurant's specialty steaks for our next cooking class, which takes place on Friday, November 11 at 1:30-3:00pm at Old Stone Church.

Located on Public Square since 1979, John Q's Steakhouse has been an anchor in downtown dining. John Q's uses locally sourced ingredients, including produce from our very own Por Bar Farms. The menu features Certified Angus Beef, including items such as a 24oz porterhouse, 12oz black pepper strip steak, 12oz bone-in filet mignon and a 18oz bone-in Rib eye steak. It also features lamb and pork chops, along with a variety of fresh fish daily.

To attend this intimate hands-on cooking class, please or call (440) 821-0254.

About Cleveland Cooks
A monthly cooking series providing hands-on demonstrations from area chefs. Part of the Growhio Education Sessions, classes include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction in meal preparation and tips on how to grow produce easily at home. Classes are free and open to the public but will target Downtown residents and employees. Cleveland Cooks was made possible thanks to a grant from Neighborhood Connections.

For photos from previous Cleveland Cooks classes, please check out our Facebookpage.
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For more information, please contact:
Ashley Shaw, Market Manager
Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square

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