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Spring Openings at the Farmers Markets

 

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NORTH UNION FARMERS MARKET PRESENTS OUR 2017 SPRING OPENINGS 

The 2017 market season will open at Shaker Square on Saturday, April 1 from 8am-Noon and at Crocker Park on Saturday, April 8 from 9am-1pm. Local Farmers will unveil their fresh grown produce, meat and dairy products. Bakers will present delicious artisan breads and pastries. Fine artists and craftsmen round out the festive market Clevelanders have grown to love!

Following our tradition, the market opens with a blessing of farms and farmers, hoping for a fruitful and prosperous season. After the blessing, our Annual Sheep Shearing takes place, a real attraction for youngsters.  Geoff Baldwin, our sheepshearer, will tell stories to young and old alike, while he shears his sheep. More highlights include live music and a Chef Breakfast cooking demo and sampling.

North Union Farmers Market is proud to announce that we will again be accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Cards at the Shaker Square Market. SNAP recipients may bring their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to the farmers market and obtain tokens which may be used to purchase fresh, local vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat products, honey, preserves, baked goods, plants used to produce food at home and much more.  SNAP recipients should first visit the “Market Information” table to receive tokens before purchasing items.

North Union Farmers Market is also participating in the Produce Perks Incentive Program of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition. The incentive is a dollar-for-dollar match to every dollar spent (up to $10) using an Ohio Direction Card at the market. There is no minimum purchase amount to qualify for the incentives and as the name suggests, Produce Perks are only good for purchasing fruits and vegetables. All other tokens purchased with the Ohio Direction Card are good to use on eligible items at the market.

North Union Farmers Market opens at Shaker Square on Saturday April 1st from 8am to Noon, rain or shine, at Historic Shaker Square. It continues every Saturday through December 23rd.

North Union Farmers Market opens at Crocker Park on Saturday, April 8th from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine, in front of Dick’s Sporting Good. It continues every Saturday through December 16th.