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Happenings at Downtown Farmers Market September 14

Join us Fridays 11am-2pm!
TODAY: Free cooking class with The Root Cafe!
Nicole Tuzzio, raw chef at The Root Cafe in Lakewood will host today's free cooking class 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.

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.

THIS WEEKEND: Local Food Ignite Talks at Ingenuity Festival
Friday, 7-8pm: Local Food Ignite Talks: Organized by the City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability, 10 local food champions will speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide will be displayed for 15 seconds, and slides will automatically advance. Feed your mind with 10 presenters in under an hour!
  • Mansfield Frazier, Chateau Hough
  • Sudhir Raghupathy, Eco Tuesday
  • Ifeoma Ezepue, Cleveland Crops
  • Carlton Jackson, Tunnel Vision Hoops
  • Brittany Barski, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Green Team
  • Paula Hershman, Storehouse Tea
  • Christa Ebert, Neighborhood Progress Inc and co-founder of the 1st annual Citywide Potluck
  • Gwen Forte, Growhio
  • Jenny Kelly, Kelly Green Web
  • Diane Morgan, Maggie’s Farm
  • Kristen Baumlier-Faber, Food Fonts
SURVEYS: Stop by the info booth to take a brief survey. You can get a free Growhio tote and/or $3.00 in produce perks!

Today at Downtown Farmers Market!

Lots of squash from Maggie's Farm!
Vendor Highlights

Harvest in Christ
Arugula, Kale, Mesclun, Green Beans, Beets, Beet Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Cherry Tomatoes

Por Bar Farms
Potatoes, Salad Mix, Tomatoes, Ground Cherries/Cape Gooseberries, Sweet & Chili Peppers,Okra, Eggplant

Community Greenhouse Partners
Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Green Zebra Tomatoes, Micros, Cooking Greens, Hot Peppers & more!

Maggie's Farm

Grape Jelly (made with grapes from Por Bar Farm), Big Dog Tomato Pepper Jam, Tomatoes, Peppers, Zucchini, Blue Hubbard, Lakota Squash (a Native American traditional squash in the hubbard family), Butternut Squash, Cucumbers, Arugula, Tuscan Kale, Swiss Chard, Pumpkins, Yellow Squash, Apples, Pears, Eggplant and Lauki

Peddler Bread
A variety of bread, baguettes, muffins, and flour & cornmeal from Stutzman Farms

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 Crepes-of-the-Day:
French Grilled Cheese:  Cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, field greens, balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken, Carmelized Onions, Chipotle Sauce

Sweet Crepes-of-the-Day:
Bananas, milk or dark chocolate
Peanut Butter Cup

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

Chicken Flatbread, Shrimp and Asian Pork Tacos, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Rosemary Tater Tots
***Accepts all major credit cards***

“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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