Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cleveland’s Downtown Farmer’s Market Returns

Press Release

Downtown Farmers Market returns to
Public Square this Friday!

WHAT: After a successful winter in the 5th Street Arcades, Downtown Farmers Market is excited to kick-off our fourth season on Public Square this Friday, June 7th.

Downtown Farmers Market is a producers-only market, meaning all of our vendors either make or grow the food themselves. Shoppers can expect fresh produce, grass-fed cheese, baked goods, herbs and spices, jams and jellies, hot sauces and salsas, snacks to take back to the office, and treats to keep you cool in the summer heat (ice cream, popsicles, and real fruit drinks - also made using local ingredients!).

Downtown employees can take a break from their busy workdays to enjoy live music and lunch on Public Square – we even offer picnic blankets for anyone looking to enjoy their lunch at the market. Lunch options include made-to-order rice bowls, Asian-inspired dishes, BBQ, sandwiches, and a diverse mix food trucks.

In addition, we also offer free monthly cooking classes lead by 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. Attendees also receive a bag of produce from the market to take home with them. The cooking classes place the second Friday of the month, 1:30-3:30pm at Old Stone Church. Chef Ricardo Sandoval (Fat Cats, Felice Urban Café) will lead our first class on Friday, June 14th. For a full schedule, please visit our website here.

EBT, WIC, senior coupons and debit cards are accepted. EBT users will also 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.

WHEN: Fridays, 11am-2pm; June 7 - October 25, 2012

WHERE: NW Quadrant of Public Square (directly across from Old Stone Church)

WHO: Sponsors include Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, Councilman Joe Cimperman, City of Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation, Growhio, Neighborhood Connections and Old Stone Church.

About Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square:
A member of the Growhio collaborative, Downtown Farmers Market was established in 2010, bringing a farmers market to Public Square for the first time in over a century. A bustling lunchtime market located in the heart of the city, Downtown Farmers Market offers delicious, high-quality food to Downtown Cleveland and residents of its surrounding neighborhoods.

Downtown Farmers Market plays a role in building a sustainable, regional food economy. It is our mission to be a key component in the creation of a food system in Cleveland that fosters an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable community.

Downtown Farmers Market is producer-only, ADA accessible, family friendly, and dog friendly. We are committed to food equity offering EBT, Double Value Produce Perks, WIC, and Senior FMNP.

For more information, please visit our website Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square

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