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Happenings at the Downtown Farmers Market August 31

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Vendor Highlights

Por Bar Farms
Grapes, Potatoes, Gooseberries/Ground Cherries, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Asian Greens, Okra

Harvest in Christ

Baby Spinach, Arugula, Romaine Lettuce, Kale, Green Beans, Heirloom Green Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Summer Squash

Community Greenhouse Partners
Cooking Greens, Sunflower Micros, Cherry Tomatoes, Leeks and Squash

Peddler Bread
A variety of bread and muffins (maybe even baguettes!), flour and cornmeal from Stutzman Farms

Real Fruit Company
Fresh juices made from scratch with local fruit from Perry, OH

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***


Savory Crepe-of-the-Day:  Bistro Turkey.....Turkey, mozzarella, tomato, bacon and bistro sauce
Sweet Crepe-of-the-Day:  Strawberries & Dark Chocolate....fresh strawberries with dark chocolate, powdered sugar and whipped cream
Featured Crepe:  Peanut Butter Cup.... sweet crepe with miniature peanut butter cups and milk chocolate drizzle

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
Steak, chicken or shrimp tacos
Build-Your-Own Burgers - choose from 7 toppings on a ciabatta roll
***Accepts all major credit cards***

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***

Featured Recipe: Pickles
You can pickle anything - It's easy! To make pickles, just slice your cucumbers however you like - or leave whole if you prefer. Then throw them in a glass jar with 1T salt, 1T sugar and equal parts water and white-distilled vinegar. The SPICEHOUND has a delicious pickling blend or make your own. Here are a few of my favorite pickle combinations:
    * Dill: fresh dill, peppercorns
    * Garlic/Dill: fresh dill, garlic cloves, peppercorns
    * Spicy Garlic: fresh dill, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves, peppercorns

Free cooking class with The Root Cafe
Nicole Tuzzio, raw chef at The Root Cafe in Lakewood will host our next free cooking class, which takes place Friday, September 14 at 1:30-3:00pm at Old Stone Church. The Root Cafe is a vegetarian cafe, bakery and coffee shop with a menu that incorporates local and organic ingredients whenever possible. You can find Nicole every Thursday, 5:00-9:00pm, preparing a delicious raw menu for The Root's weekly Raw Food Night.

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 and space generously donated by Old Stone Church.
Live Music: Xela, 11:30am-1:30pm
**Music brought to you each week by Tri-C Recording Arts and Technology.

Vote for No Whey Chocolates! They've been nominated for the 2012 Veggie Awards. Vote here. No Whey! is offering free chocolate samples and $1.00 off for anyone who can answer how many other nominees were nominated in either category. They're nominated for "Favorite Chocolate" and "Favorite Candy Caramel Pecan Clusters"

“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
  • Real Fruit: Made to order real fruit juices 
  • 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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