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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.

Read more about Heirlooms in "Heirloom Food: Good for You and Good for the World"

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. 
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.
Tomorrow at Downtown Farmers Market!

Vendor Highlights

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***

Mad Mouth Gyros
Classic Gyro $7
Chicken Gyro $7
Chicken Wrap $8
Mad Mouth Gyro $9
Pita Melt $10
Gyro Platter $10
Salads $9
Fresh-Cut Fries $2.50
Greek Fries $3.50
Greek Burger $8
Pulled Pork Sandwich or Wrap $8
Baklava $3.50
Kataifi $2.50
***Accepts all major credit cards***

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 Cheese
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 – – 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 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 – – 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.

Check out Community Greenhouse Partners on Freshwater Cleveland: Read about Founder, Tim Smith 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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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