Greetings, Market folk.
I’m thrilled to report that a few of my spring favorites are peeking up; rhubarb, bloodroot, and ramps have revealed themselves once again. Tramping through endless mountains of snow this winter, it was hard to have faith in the seasons, but reliably, they swing back toward us. Likewise, May 3 and our return to Lincoln Park is speedily approaching. Are you ready for it all? Stay tuned for some really cool things that will unfold in 2010!
This Tuesday, join us for a last hurrah in Pilgrim Church. Many thanks to the folks at Pilgrim who continue to be cheerfully supportive of the market; it’s been a great spot for us.
The Winter Thaw Party was again a success! Thanks to all who came out.
Abby’s Kitchen, Blaze Gourmet, Bonbon Bakery, Godmothers Pizza, Hickory Acres Meats, Humble Pie Baking Co., Lucky Penny Creamery, Morning DEW Orchards, Miller Grassfed, Ms. Julie’s Kitchen, Nancy DiAlessandro, Noon Sharpening, No Whey Vegan Chocolates, Ohio Farm Direct, Plant Kingdom Bakery, Por-Bar Farm, Posh Pierogies, Red Basket Farm, Red Cedar Coffee, The Spicehound, t by Sarah
Abby’s Kitchen: raspberry, blackberry and blueberry jam
No Whey Chocolates: Easter Egg Assortment, Caramel & Sea Salt, PB, Lemon Cream & Coconut Filled Chocolate Eggs
Por-Bar Farms: Spring Greens Mix, European Mesclun Mix, Arugula, Asian Greens, Spinach, Kale, Cilantro – fresh, over-wintered in hightunnel
Onions, Radish, possibly Carrots, Beets & Japanese Turnips
Red Basket Farm: leaf lettuce, head lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, radishes and maple syrup.
Additional items at the market: locally sourced, whole grain breads; locally sourced jams; organic & grassfed meats; free-range eggs; cheese from grass-fed cows; goat cheeses; pierogies; apples & apple cider, Chevre and feta; vegan, hemp-based baked goods; locally roasted coffee; teas; spices; vegan chocolates; hot sauces & salsas; wonderful pies and other baked goods.
**EBT Proudly accepted. The incentive program continues. Participants who take out at least $5 on their Ohio Direction Cards receive an extra $5!
Check out these events:
Sunday, April 17, from 2-6PM: Join Food & Water Watch and our friends at Community Greenhouse Partners on as we help them plant an orchard! In addition to planting activities, we will be collecting petitions to Senator Sherrod Brown, encouraging him to support better policies that will provide good food for our families. Join us and learn how you can help fix our broken food system.
6527 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
To learn more and to RSVP to attend the event, go HERE
Friday, April 29, from 8am-12pm
You are invited to our forum
Fabulous Lawns and Landscapes Without Chemicals: Transitioning to Cost-Effective, Organic Landscape Management
Presented by the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Beyond Pesticides Ohio
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106
Fee: $25/member; $35/nonmember
Includes parking and light refreshments
Please register in advance by calling 216-721-1600 x100
or online at HERE
Continuing education credits available
The forum will demonstrate that we can have beautiful and healthy lawns, landscapes, and public spaces without relying on toxic pesticides and herbicides.
Chip Osborne, nationally known horticulturist and trainer from Marblehead, Massachusetts, has assisted cities, school and park districts, and businesses across the nation in adopting natural turf practices.
Alec McClennan, President, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, on how to save money by going organic.
Andrew Pratt, Grounds Manager, Cleveland Botanical Garden, on how to maintain healthy plants.
Cynthia Druckenbrod, Director of Horticulture, Cleveland Botanical Garden, and Entomologist, on how to tell good bugs from the bad.
Barry Zucker, Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides Ohio, on why healthy lawns are good for people, pets, and the ecosystem.
Save Money, Save Time, Save the Environment And Your Health
Beyond Pesticides Ohio
“I once heard Sherry Turkle insist to an interviewer, with some exasperation: “I’m not saying, ‘unplug.’ I’m saying, ‘reflect.’ I’m saying, ‘converse.’” And here is the starting point for the conversation she would encourage all of us to have within ourselves, within our workplaces, and especially within our families: just because we’ve grown up with the Internet doesn’t mean the Internet is grown up. The reality check is that we are meeting the glorious communications technologies of this century in their infancy. It is up to us to mature them, to direct them to the best of human potential, and to develop wise habits for living deliberately and sustainably with them.” Krista Tippett
To listen to an interview with Sherry Turkle by Krista Tippett: HERE
Wishing you access to real food, peace and sustainability in all facets of your life.
Jody Lathwell, Market Manager