Community Greenhouse Partners Micro greens, kale, collards, sun gold tomatoes
Por Bar Farms Raspberries, Strawberries, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash/Zucchini, Beets, Carrots, Okra, Salad Mix
Harvest in Christ Romaine lettuce, mesclun, arugula, kale, collards, onions, garlic, beets, beet greens, radishes, and yukon gold potatoes
Tea and Honey Company Lavender Lemonade ($1.00/cup)
Ohio Farm Direct 100% grassfed cheese, drinkable yogurt
Vendor Highlights - lunch specials!
Judy’s Oasis Fresh baked white and wheat Pita bread, hummus, meat pies and spinach & feta pies
In Forno Pizza Classic (grated mozzerella, olive oil) $10 Margherita (fresh mozzerella, basil, oregano, olive oil) $12 Di Parma (prosciutto, grated mozzerella, fresh garlic, basil, olive oil) $14 Bianco (fresh mozzerella, tomato, fresh garlic, olive oil, basil) $13 Pepperoni (grated mozzerella, pepperoni) $14 Veggie (grated mozzerella, mushroom, black olives, basil, olive oil) $13 Spinach (baby spinach, fresh mozzerella, tomato, olive oil, garlic) $12 ***Wood-fired pizza featuring toppings from vendors at the market; also available by the slice w/ free drink***
Pig Lickin' Good BBQ Rib Sampler $7 Pulled Pork Sandwich $6 BBQ Chicken Kabob (served over rice pilaf) $7 Portabella Mushroom Sandwich w/ peppers, onions, provolone and pesto (vegetarian) $7 Cornbread $1 Coleslaw $1 ***Accepts all major credit cards***
The Nosh Box Rib Eye Melt***$10 Seasoned Angus Rib Eye Steak Creamy Melted Swiss American Cheese Caramelized Onions Horseradish Aioli Served on Hearty Ciabatta
Caprese Panini***$8 (Vegetarian) Vine Ripened Tomato Slices Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese Basil Pesto Served on Hearty Ciabatta Bread
Chicken Flatbread***$8 Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Grilled Red Peppers Grilled Onions Shredded Parmesan Cheese Creamy Ranch Sauce Served on a Warm Chewy Flatbread
Double Wide Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich***$7 Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese American Cheese Swiss American Cheese Applewood Smoked Bacon Served on Texas Toast
Rosemary and Salt Tater Tots $4 Ice Cream $3 House Made Creamery Confections Ice Cold Pink Lemonade $2 ***Accepts all major credit cards***
Collards! In the cabbage family, these loose-leaf greens are high in Vitamin C and fiber and are believed to have Cancer fighting agents. Collards are very similar to kale and can be used in many of the same ways. I like to saute them in just a little bit of butter (or bacon fat) w/ garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. You can also throw it in soups, smooties, or stir-fry. Here are a few more ideas: Sauteed Collards & Kale,Breakfast Tacos w/ Eggs, Onions & Collards, and Creamed Collard Greens.
Make a market meal: Saute onion, garlic, carrots, green beans, zuchini, squash in olive oil until cooked through. Add kale/collards, splash of soy sauce, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds (Spicehound). Serve over cooked whole grain rice. Shown here with snow peas, but use what's available at the market!
Live Music: Singer-songwriter Tracy Marie, 11:30am-1:30pm
Vendor Spotlght: Community Greenhouse Partners
Community Greenhouse Partners (CGP) began in 2008 after Executive Director and Founder Timothy D. Smith saw the film Fresh, a documentary about sustainable food systems that featured the Milwaukee-based program "Growing Power." After turning to his wife and asking "Why aren't we doing this here?" he gathered a team of experts and rallied volunteers from throughout the Greater Cleveland area to bring the vision to life. With the input of many, the vision has grown and morphed into what E4S founder Holly Harlan would call a true BHAG -- a big, hairy audacious goal -- but one that is well and truly on its way to becoming a complete reality.
CGP is a sustainable urban farm that applies ecological design principles and engages community participation to grow wholesome food year-round, improving personal health while generating training, mentoring, and employment opportunities for our neighbors.
CGP’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those around us by growing vegetables year round and selling them at low cost to urban families, employing local residents, and teaching sustainability and earth science to young people.
CGP is growing food year-round in four hoop houses, which produce salad greens and microgreens along with other seasonal vegetables. CGP also has multiple large raised beds that produce vegetables during traditional farming seasons and a Forest Garden that will produce a wide array of fruits and nuts within the next five years. They will build a large-scale greenhouse complex to raise significant amounts of vegetables and fish using a closed-environment Aquaponics system and have recently begun a large-scale vermicomposting operation which feeds organic waste from area restaurants and grocery stores to red wriggler worms in order to create our own soil.
Central to the mission of CGP are Aquaponics, Composting and Forest Garden projects — all areas where they practice Permaculture, an approach to designing systems that are modeled on the relationships found in nature rather than on the strictly biological concerns that form the foundation of modern agriculture. Permaculture is founded on three ethics — “care for the earth,” “care for people,” and “fair share.”
CGP is committed to not only selling fresh fruits and vegetables to their local neighborhood but also teaching nutrition and the proper ways to prepare food for the table. The farm is located in the St. Clair Superior Neighborhood, an area recognized as a “food desert” due to the lack of stores selling fresh food within a reasonable distance. CGP will build a community kitchen that will teach cooking skills to increase food literacy in urban households and will work with the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland to heighten awareness and teach neighbors how to combat and control Type II Diabetes.
Using the commercial kitchen and the classrooms in the former church, CGP will also operate as an aggregator of crops for area urban farms, helping gardeners expand their marketability, offering training on season extension, and create opportunities for sales in larger markets. They will offer local gardeners and farmers the opportunity to create value-added products from their crops and will also help area farmers access economic development grants from the City of Cleveland.
CGP’s Permaculture Education Center is teaching middle and high school students about sustainability and permaculture by using the Montessori technique of learning by doing, working with students on composting and soil biology projects, greenhouse and hoop house design, integrated pest and plant management and the construction of water capture systems. College interns looking for long-term urban farming experiences are also welcome.
“Produce Perks” accepted: EBT users will receive “Produce Perks,” a dollar for dollar bonus (up to $10) to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce Perks are available at area farmers markets while supplies last. Please stop by the information table tomorrow for more information or to use your card.
EBT, WIC, senior coupons and debit cards are accepted.
Are you interested in becoming a vendor at DFM? Emaildowntownclevelandmarket@gmail.com for more information of fill out the online application here. Here's our complete list of vendors for the 2012 season:
Por-Bar Farms: Heirloom and organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs
Community Greenhouse Partners: Organic vegetables and greens grown just a few blocks east of downtown
Harvest in Christ: Heirloom produce grown using sustainable methods
Chaotic Farms: Chicken, turkey, and eggs
Ohio Farm Direct: Organic, grassfed cheese
Crystal Moon Acres: Goats milk fudge and baked goods
Judy’s Oasis: Middle Eastern Cuisine, including hoomus, meat pies, falafel and prepared foods for lunch
Peddler Bread:Artisan bread bakery
Ohio City Pasta: Hand-crafted pasta
Rising Star Coffee Roasters: Small batch coffee roasters located in Ohio City
Blaze Gourmet: Exotic hot sauce and salsas
SPICEHOUND: High quality spices, herbs, chillies, and natural salts
No Whey Chocolates: Vegan, whey-free chocolate candies and chocolate-covered fruit
The Tea and Honey Company:Locally made teas, honeys, and other aromatherapy items
BONJOUR Crepes: French crepes using locally grown and organic ingredients
In Forno Pizza: Wood-fired authentic neopolitan pizza
Pig Lickin' Good BBQ: Hot-off-the-grill BBQ, bottled sauces and salad dressings
The Nosh Box: Amix of midwestern comfort food with a Tex/Mex kick
Son of a Biscuit Bone: Organic dog treats
Publish Ohio: Cleveland-area prints, postcards and photos
***Additional produce vendors will be added throughout the season***
Come hungry and enjoy a delicious lunch from one of our prepared food vendors. 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!