Hello fellow eaters:
Welcome to season six of the Gordon Square Farmers’ Market! Holy cow, season six; that’s first grade in kid years! Usually I feel as though market time has snuck up on me, but this year it feels about right. I hope we are all almost out of the things we canned or pickled or fermented or froze for the skinny months and are ready to start eating fresh from the garden and the market again. I think I still have a few cups of pumpkin in the freezer, but, gentle eater, I think a pumpkin pie in late spring is not untoward. I am really looking forward to seeing our returning farmers, cooks, and artists and finding out what is new and good in their worlds and welcoming our new farmers, food makers, and artists and the goodies that they will bring to market. I have already made up my first mustard vinaigrette in anticipation of the delicious salad green mixes that I know our farmers will have. I look forward to having a spicy spring lettuce mix with the pickled beets from last fall, a hard-cooked egg, and some sliced onion for dinner as a sure sign that there is some small amount of order in the world. I am sure that the coming months will present all kinds of challenges and disorder, but where to find produce for your meals will not be among them. So, put on your sun (or rain) hat, grab a friend or neighbor, and head to the market on Saturday to see what is good and fresh. 10 am to 1 pm., Saturday. Music at 11.
EcoVillage will have radishes, Asian greens, large kohlrabi, strawberries, sage, parsley, oregano. Barbara has suggestions for the tasty use of kohlrabi, so ask her about using it raw, roasted or baked.
Wooden Knight will have a lettuce mix that is really delicious, if it is like last year. They will also have red beets, carrots, cilantro, and homemade cookies.
Honest Desires will have gourmet salad mixes, French radishes, and more.
Ohio Farm Direct will have cheese! Hallelujah, I love cheese and I am thrilled to be able to purchase locally made cheese at the farmers’ market.
MoBite products will be at the market with their delicious vegetarian and vegan fare; I am guessing pies, maybe some carrot cake, maybe chocolate cupcakes, but you will have to show up to know for sure.
Look for Origins Beanery next week; they are moving this weekend, which is an ok excuse.
Also look for the return of Berry Good Farm and welcome Adam’s Apiary at the end of the month.
Anita Nooneman and the parishioners of Bethany Church will have South African crafts and a variety of flowering perennials, trees, and herb plants.
Sisterfires returns with beautiful and functional fair trade market baskets from Ghana, vases from Kenya, tin masks from Haiti, soapstone art from Kenya, and items for children.
Pierogi Paradise will have ceramic art and craft.
Dawghouse Bakery will have several varieties of homemade dog biscuits and meat treats–all preservative free with five ingredients or less.
Simple Spunky Jewelry will have handmade jewelry and beauty products.
Neighborhood Family Practice will be at the community table this week..
This week we will also have Tony’s Truckstop foodtruck , with breakfast sandwiches and coffee as well as his famous meatball and sausage sandwiches with balsamic roasted onions and red peppers.
The Gordon Square Farmers’ Market: more food, fewer tourists.
GSFM is located in the parking lot of Bethany Presbyterian Church at W. 65th and West Clinton streets (one block south of Detroit Ave.).
Feed back? Please email or talk to us at the GSFM booth on Saturday.