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Happenings at Downtown Farmers' Market July 27

Thursday, July 27, 2012

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Join us Fridays 11am-2pm!
Tomorrow is Car Free Friday at DFM!

***See below for a complete list of specials for bike/transit riders***
Downtown Farmers Market has partnered with Bike ClevelandThe Bike RackOhio City Bike Co-op and Cleveland Critical Mass to bring you a full day of car-free festivities. Because there's no reason you shouldn't get outside and enjoy the summer on two wheels - even on a work day!
7am-9am: The Bike Rack (2148 E. 4th St) - Local cyclist and underground chef John McGovern will be cooking up his loved breakfast sandwiches using local ingredients from Downtown Farmers Market vendors (Peddler Bread, Ohio Farm Direct, Blaze Gourmet, Community Greenhouse Partners, SpiceHound, and The Tea and Honey Company). Peddler Bread is also baking up some special muffins for riders and Rising Star Coffee Roaster will provide freshly roasted and brewed coffee. ALL FOR FREE!

11am-2pm:  Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square (NW Quadrant of Public Square) - Lunch specials and free ice cream for riders and Bike Cleveland members; free bike tune-ups by The Bike Rack; bike valet parking by Ohio City Bike Co-op; and live music by Virgin Lungs. Cleveland-area bike organizations, including Bike Cleveland and Crank-set Rides, will be also there to catch you up on all the bike-happenings in CLE and RTA will have information on biking and transit. 

5pm-7pm: Noodlecat (234 Euclid Ave) - $3.00 Gyoza for riders in addition to regular happy hour specials

7pm: Public Square (NW Quadrant of Public Square) - Cleveland Critical Mass; ride ends at Cleveland Velodrome and Street Repair Festival

RSVP on Facebook and let us know you're coming!

Car Free Friday Specials for Bike/Transit riders
Show vendors your bike valet ticket or RTA fare card for specials.

Ohio Farm Direct
Free grass-fed ice cream!!

In Forno Pizza

$1.00 off all pizzas

Community Greenhouse Partners
$2.00 Salad Boxes - Mixed baby lettuces, arugula, mizuna and microgreens in a convenient takeout box

$1.00 off all crepes

Pig Lickin' Good BBQ
$1.00 off all sandwiches

The Nosh Box
Sammie, Tots and Drink for $10.00

Kernels by Chrissie
"Bicycle Backpack-Sized" bags for only $2.00! They will be heat sealed so as to remain fresh and not run the risk of spilling in one's backpack and be the perfect "energy on the go" snack for the kettle corn - loving cyclist! 

Vendor Highlights

Por Bar Farms
Tomatoes, Gooseberries, Poblano Peppers, Okra, Beets

Harvest in Christ
Arugula, round zucchini, green onions, heirloom green tomatoes, radishes, heirloom broccoli, kale and garlic

Community Greenhouse Partners
Microgreens, cherry and golden tomatoes, really HOT jalepenos, "Cyclist Salads"

Maggie's Farm
French fingerlings this week!!! Also, Golden Beets, Swiss Chard, Russian Kale, Green Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Scallions, Green Beans

Tea and Honey Company
Lavender Lemonade ($1.00/cup)

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***


Peaches and Cream crepe
Turkey Club crepe (turkey, tomato, avocado and optional bacon)
Signature S'More crepe

Ohio Farm Direct
Grass-fed beef burgers and cheeseburgers
Toasted cheese make w/ Peddler's Bread
Ice Cream
Drinkable yogurt
Take-home cheese
***Made with local and organic grass-fed cheese, milk and beef***

***You can still purchase your favorite grass-fed cheese - just visit the truck***

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
Chicken and Rib-Eye Tacos, Caprese Panini, Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini, Rosemary and Sea Salt Tater Tots
***Accepts all major credit cards***

Community Organization: Earth Day Coalition

Established in 1990, Earth Day Coalition's mission is to provide education, inspire leadership, and encourage action for a healthy environment. Earth Day Coalition's year-round programs include: Student Environmental Leadership, Clean Transportation, Neighborhood Action, and EarthFest. EarthFest is Ohio's largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation.  When you visit our booth, you'll have an opportunity to spin our wheel of questions and win a prize!

Live Music: Virgin Lungs, 11:30am-1:30pm

Cleveland Cooks returns Friday, August 10
Chef Eric Wells will kick off this season's Cleveland Cooks series with our first cooking class on Friday, August 10 at 1:30-3:00pm at Old Stone Church. Chef Wells is a personal chef, caterer and culinary instructor. He is an advocate for healthy eating, especially for America’s youth and has been involved with several organizations in the Greater Cleveland area that support local, sustainable farmers and markets.
To attend this intimate hands-on cooking class, please email or call (440) 821-0254.
About Cleveland Cooks
A monthly cooking series providing hands-on demonstrations from area chefs. Classes are free and open to the public and include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction in meal preparation and tips on how to grow produce easily at home. Cleveland Cooks was made possible thanks to a grant from Neighborhood Connections.
For photos from last season's Cleveland Cooks classes, please check out our Facebook page.
Check out BONJOUR Crepes on Fox 8: Watch here!

Fundraiser at Maggie's Farm
Good food, live music and farm tours - Sunday, August 5, 7-9pm

“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 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? 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
  • Lucia's Fresh Produce: Hard neck garlic grown in Old Brooklyn
  • Maggie's Farm: An urban farm located in The Stockyards
  • 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
  • Kernels by Chrissie: hand-crafted, gourmet popcorn from Ohio grown corn
  • 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: A mix of midwestern comfort food with a Tex/Mex kick
  • Mad Mouth Gyros: Authentic Greek and Mediterranean goods on the go
  • Hodge Podge: Chris Hodgson's famous food truck
  • Sun of a Biscuit Bone: All natural, preservative-free dog biscuits
  • Publish Ohio: Cleveland-area prints, postcards and photos
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!

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For more information, please contact:
Ashley Shaw, Market Manager
Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square

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