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Happenings at Downtown Farmers Market October 5

Join us Fridays 11am-2pm!
Let's Growhio Challenge: To celebrate Sustainable Cleveland 2019's Year of Local Food, Growhio is challenging you to "Let's Growhio!" You can win restaurant and farmers' market gift certificates and Growhio t-shirts by filling out a challenge card on the contest webpage, shooting a photo or video of yourself doing a challenge action - like shopping for produce at Downtown Farmers Market today! - and sharing that photo/video with Growhio via social media.

Free cooking class with Cleveland Indians: Next Friday, October 12, Jacob Galbraith of the Cleveland Indian's will lead our final cooking class of the season. The class takes place at Old Stone Church from 1:30-3:30pm. As the Culinary Intern, Jacob prepares lunch and dinner for the
team on game days while focusing on fresh and simple ingredients.
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.

Taste of Autumn Benefit for Coit Road Market: Support Coit Road Market this Monday, October 8 at The Beachland Ballroom. The annual Coit Road Farmers Market Benefit will be hosted by Fred Griffith of Good Morning Cleveland and features live music by Albert Dennis & friends and a taste of the local harvest from area farmers prepared by area chefs. More info here.
Today at Downtown Farmers Market!
Vendor Highlights

Por Bar Farms
Figs, Christmas Lima Beans, Snow Peas, Carrots, Beets, Ground Cherries/Cape Gooseberries, Tomatoes, Sweet & Chili Peppers, Scallions, Lettuce, Kale, Asian Greens, Okra

Harvest in Christ
Green beans, kale, arugula, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, green tomatoes, and green onions

Community Greenhouse Partners
Microgreens, Pattypan Squash, Cooking Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes and Hungarian Cherry Bomb Hot Peppers!

Maggie's Farm
White pumpkins, regular pumpkins, an assortment of winter squash, yellow crook neck squash, zucchini, turnip greens, tomatoes, green tomatoes, Swiss chard, golden beets, radishes.  In addition, Maggie's will also have banana chocolate granola bars, cranberry raisin granola bars (both made with local honey and Ohio maple syrup), and jams - pear pepper jam, a special blend we call Oops! Jam; salsa jam; grape jelly (w/ grapes from Por Bar Farm) & peach butter!

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***

Ohio Farm Direct
Grass-fed beef burgers and cheeseburgers
Toasted cheese
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

Check their Facebook for today's menu.
***Accepts all major credit cards***
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***
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!

“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 applicationhere.

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 
  • 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
  • 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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