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Happenings at Downtown Farmers Market August 3
Friday, August 3, 2012
Join us Fridays 11am-2pm!
Why buy heirloom?
Many of our farmers grow heirloom produce and it occured to me that some folks may be unfamiliar with what that actually means. Heirloom vegetables are vintage varieties that have been preserved by passing seeds from generation to generation. Heirlooms have kept their traits through open pollenation and yield a higher quality plant than the produce grown from large-scale agriculture found on the shelves of most grocery stores. Unlike most of the plants grown in the industrialized world, heirlooms have not been altered to increase productivity or withstand harsh environments.
Cleveland Cooks returns next 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.
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.
Tomorrow at Downtown Farmers Market!
Por Bar Farms Cherokee Black Beans, Peaches, Tomatoes, Gooseberries, Sweet & Chili Peppers, Okra, Snap Beans **All produce grown by Por Bar Farms is heirloom**
Harvest in Christ Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Husk Cherries, Summer Squash, Kale, Garlic, Radishes, and Yukon Gold Potatoes
Community Greenhouse Partners Microgreens, Heirloom Black Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Sun Golden Tomatoes, Jalepenos, Swiss Chard
Lucia's Fresh Produce Fresh Hard Neck Garlic - Grown in Cleveland
Peddler Bread Sprouted Wheat bread, Rye bread, Compost bread (kale and other goodies baked right into the bread!), a variety of muffins, flour and cornmeal from Stutzman Farms
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
Community Greenhouse Partners "Cyclist Salads" w/ CGP Microgreens in a convenient take-out box - $3.00
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***
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*** The Nosh Box
Pork, Chicken and Shrimp Tacos with Micro Greens from Community Greenhouse Partners
BBQ Beef Brisket sandwich
Grilled Ham and Swiss
***Accepts all major credit cards***
New Vendor: A' Cups Mini Cakes Aundrea Harris is from Cleveland, Ohio and is the creator and baker of A' Cups Mini Cakes. She has been self-employed most of her adult life with ambitions of entering the food industry as a baker. The recipes taught to her by her grandmother are the foundation of all of the cupcake creations. Select ingredients are prepared to enhance full flavors with a taste that is always comfort.
A' Cups Vanilla Bean Cupcake is a traditional rich pound cake frosted with swiss meringue buttercream. This has become their signature favorite. Other creations are Lime Time, an intense lime cake with a shortbread cookie bottom & Italian meringue frosting covered in rich chocolate and The Drunken Cousin, a moist & tangy blue velvet cake with seasonal berries & black raspberry liquor & topped with a cream cheese frosting & toasted sliced almonds.
Community Organization: Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is the leading organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s and colitis are painful, medically incurable digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 Americans, including 150,000 children nationwide. In Northeast Ohio alone, there are over 20,000 patients suffering from these diseases. CCFA raises critical dollars for breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.
About Team Challenge Team Challenge is the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s half marathon training and fundraising program. Each season, we recruit teams of participants all across Northeast Ohio to participate in 15 week training programs in the Greater Cleveland area as well as detailed fundraising clinics to help prepare them to not only walk or run a half marathon, but to also raise money to support the mission of CCFA; to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life for children and adults living with these diseases every day. With over 20,000 individuals in the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, every dollar helps get us one step closer to finding a cure for these diseases.For more information: Lindsey Boyd – email@example.com – 216.524.7700 x 4 About Take Steps At two different walk sites, hundreds of people will gather this spring and summer to join the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Together we’ll raise money for crucial research and raise awareness of these painful and unpredictable digestive diseases that afflict millions of people. After only three years, CCFA’s Take Steps Walk has raised over $30 million for research and patient service programs. Our goal is even higher for 2012. This family friendly event will include food, games, prizes, and fun as well as over two miles of walking in the hopes of finding a cure. We’re committed to help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases to one of a brighter future based on well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. Join us now – register today atwww.cctakesteps.org and take a step toward a future free from Crohn’s and colitis! Our next walk will take place in Akron on October 6th.
For More Information: Caitlin Randall – firstname.lastname@example.org – 216.524.770 x 3 Live Music: Harry Bacharach, 11:30am-1:30pm
This piano playing singer-songwriter plays mostly Jazz, Blues, Funk and Folk. Harry is a market favorite! **Music brought to you each week by Tri-C Recording Arts and Technology.
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.
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
A' Cups Mini Cakes: Signature cupcakes in a variety of flavors
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
Mad Mouth Gyros:Authentic Greek and Mediterranean goods on the go
Hodge Podge:Chris Hodgson's famous food truck
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!