Friday, August 8, 2008

New(er) Farmers Market

Thought I'd share an e-mail. I can't go to this market regularly because of other commitments, but I wish I could. It's small, but it's got heart (and it's right in my new neighborhood). Not sure about their spelling of Rutgers though (I can't help noticing it--I'm from Jersey).

Hello fellow eaters:

The bounty is increasing every week. The summer tastes we love are coming in: the sweet corn, the beans, and now the tomatoes and blackberries. You can easily build meals around the produce from the local farmers market--from breakfast to dessert, and my favorite summer snack: good bread, a bit of cheese, a slice of tomato, and a leaf of basil.

EcoVillage Produce, of Detroit-Shoreway, will have cucumbers, lettuce, mixed greens, turnip and mustard greens, banana peppers, green tomatoes, okra, onions, and assorted herbs (thyme, basil, parsley). They will also be selling goat cheese from the west side's Lake Erie Creamery.

Honey Hive and Berry Good Farm of Oberlin will have a limited supply of blackberries, so come early. They will also have several varieties of ripe TOMATOES: Romas, Ruckers (an heirloom slicing tomato), and red and yellow cherry tomatoes. They will also have their honey and honey products, tomatoes, bi-color sweet corn, beans, peppers, baked goods, and grains (rolled oats, rice, corn meal).

Hooper Farm, of Tremont, will have radishes, onions, Thai basil, and carrots. They will have assorted artisan breads, herb plants, infused oils and will be taking orders for compost for the next week.

The market still has heirloom tomato starts for sale to raise money for the market to do outreach/publicity. Also, we are still looking for folks interested in a bee-keeping class here in Cleveland.

Put more conviviality in your Saturday errands! Visit the ward 17 farmer's market.

The Ward 17 Farmer's Market is located in the parking lot of Bethany Presbyterian Church at W. 65 Street and West Clinton Street, one block south of Detroit.
Every Saturday through October, 9am-1pm.
Feed back? Please email us or talk to us at the W17FM booth on Saturday.

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