Saturday @ GSFM

Vendor Highlights 

Wooden Knight returns with a their salad mix, spice rubs, basil, green and yellow beans, a limited quantity of cherry tomatoes, hardneck and softneck garlic, a lot of really big cucumbers. Not to mention their “Just Desserts” homemade cookies.

Welcome Quiroz Farms who comes with their peaches, nectarines, assorted hot and mild peppers, sweet corn, and more.

Simple Spunky Jewlery brings their homemade jewelry, organic beeswax lip-gloss and jams/jellies: Tri-Berry Jam,Three-Fruit Marmalade, Carrot-Cake, Lemon Marmalade, Strawberry Marmalade. Jalapeno Cranberry Jelly, Caramelized Onion Jam, Habanero Apricot Jam & Raspberry Onion Jalapeno Chutney.

Re-Memories returns this week with her usual purses, quilts, totes and yummy jams and jellies. In addition, this week she will have coptic-bound journals made with recycled materials, of course. A new vendor will be in her tent as well with a variety of knitted items. 

Shelby’s Soy Candles returns with their lovely candles, oils and tarts.

Also returning this week, Cleveland Bagel CompanyDawghouse BakeryEcoVillage andmoreLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the most up to date info.

Don’t forget to visit the Customer Service table for new 2013 GSFM t-shirts ($12) & totes ($8). Plus, it’s not too late to plant certain herbs & veggies! We have Ohio Heirloom Seedsavailable for $3 or 2/$5. All proceeds benefit GSFM.

Chef Demo 

Join Luxe pastry chef Becca Ritterspach at noon as she cooks up something delicious using ingredients available at the market. She plans to make market french toast with fresh fruit. Stop by for tips, a sample, and to purchase some of Cleveland Baking Company’s challah.

Live Music

Roots of American Music joins us once again this Saturday for live music and fun. Kevin Richards and Sheela Das will conduct a community song writing workshop from 11-noon. 2 songs will be written with those in attendance and performed at the end of the workshop. Check out the flyer below for more info, and don’t forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Banjo).

Hello fellow eaters:
What a delight to arrive a the market and find that there were ripe ohio peaches available!  I love peaches, and it made me very happy to buy them at the market.  I do not know if there will be peaches this week at the market–although I hope so, since I can eat two a day during our season and not get enough–but if so, you might consider buying a lot a making a pie, or assemble your canning team and make jam.  I am here to tell you that canned peaches over ice cream in january makes winter a lot easier to take.  Come to think of it, fresh peaches over ice cream might make a nice supper, ahem, dessert after a good salad, on a very hot day, of which I am  sure there will be more.  I know that raving about peaches is potentially tedious:  it is either obvious or rather alienating (sorry, bobbi and the rest of you odd ducks who do not like peaches), but I do feel that peaches are like the walk-on player who somehow makes the play that wins the game.  And, gentle reader, that may be the only sports simile you will ever read in the eater update.  So while peaches may sometimes be showstoppers, it is progress to think that we might go to the market and among the great super-fresh produce find something that is so good that week that we alter recipes to include it.  It might be peaches; it might be snap peas, it might be garlic scapes; it might be arugula; it might be acorn squash.  You never know what it is going to be, but you have to show up to find out.
Upcoming Events
We give a warm welcome to the West Side Community House line dancing class, participating in our Coupon Program this month sponsored by Neighborhood Connections. For more information about our this program and our outreach efforts, contact Gordon Square Farmers’ Market VISTA Anna Jurs at
Saturday, August 3rd – Cleveland Foodbank joins our Community Table with information about food assistance and other programs. If you’ve ever wondered if you may qualify, they will be doing signups for SNAP benefits on the spot! As always, these benefits are doubled up to $10 at GSFM. Click here for more information on Double Value Produce Perks.
See you Saturday!