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Wednesday, October 07, 2009
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Cleveland Clinic Farmer's Market

Cleveland Clinic and North Union Farmers Market have announced theschedule for the 2009 Community Farmers Market on the Clinic's maincampus. The market, which began in July 2008 as an effort to offerhealthy, local food options to the surrounding neighborhood andemployees in an environmentally-friendly way, averages more than 2,000visitors per week including an eclectic mix of community members,patients, visitors and employees.

This year's market season will be increased from 13 weeks to 18weeks, running every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. fromJune 3 through October 7 on the lawn in front of the Crile (A) buildingon the Clinic's main campus (off East 100th Street between Carnegie andEuclid avenues). Visitors to the market this year can also look forwardto produce, meats, dairy, eggs, bread, flowers and other food itemsfrom more than 35 different local producers and farmers, an increasefrom the 25 vendors who participated in last year's market. The firstmarket on June 3 will celebrate the start of strawberry season inNortheast Ohio with special recipes and cooking demonstrations.

Since many attendees expressed an interest in enjoying a healthymeal while shopping at the market, organizers have incorporated newprepared food options for visitors this year. The additions include aburrito stand, a crepe-making stand and an Italian/Mediterranean foodsstand, all of which will use market ingredients to make their menuitems.

Cleveland Clinic and North Union Farmers Market have announced theschedule for the 2009 Community Farmers Market on the Clinic's maincampus. The market, which began in July 2008 as an effort to offerhealthy, local food options to the surrounding neighborhood andemployees in an environmentally-friendly way, averages more than 2,000visitors per week including an eclectic mix of community members,patients, visitors and employees. This year's market season will be increased from 13 weeks to 18weeks, running every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. fromJune 3 through October 7 on the lawn in front of the Crile (A) buildingon the Clinic's main campus (off East 100th Street between Carnegie andEuclid avenues). Visitors to the market this year can also look forwardto produce, meats, dairy, eggs, bread, flowers and other food itemsfrom more than 35 different local producers and farmers, an increasefrom the 25 vendors who participated in last year's market. The firstmarket on June 3 will celebrate the start of strawberry season inNortheast Ohio with special recipes and cooking demonstrations. Since many attendees expressed an interest in enjoying a healthymeal while shopping at the market, organizers have incorporated newprepared food options for visitors this year. The additions include aburrito stand, a crepe-making stand and an Italian/Mediterranean foodsstand, all of which will use market ingredients to make their menuitems.

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