Celebrate Local Food With LEAF's Spring Fest

LEAF Night Farmers' Markets are every Thursday night starting June 5th (Spring Fest) through the end of the growing season in October from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. On June 5th, join us in front of the Main Library for our very first LEAF Night of the year - our annual "Spring Fest"!    

Perennial Swap: Dig up your extra perennials and swap them out for some variety in your garden!

Plant Seeds: We'll have plenty of beans and squash seeds for the kids (or adults) to plant and take home with you to your own garden!

Vegetable Dress-up: The kids can get into the spirit of the growing season by trying on one of our vegetable costumes- pick from the giant tomato, a carrot, or be the farmer if you'd prefer.

Music: Enjoy listening to fresh local tunes while you shop local too!

Local Vendors: Come out to support your local farmers, artisans, crafters, and more! Check out the list below to see if your favorite vendor is returning for 2014 or find a new favorite from our growing list.

Maggie's Farm (Produce, granola, baked products, local cheeses and more!)

Earth's Crust (Bread and granola made from locally sourced organic grain producer, local honey and maple syrup, local milk and seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Fallen Angel (Cakes, Cupcakes, Brownies, Breads, Sour-dough sweet breads, other baked goods.)

Colleen O'Rourke (hand made candles, personal care products, such as bath salts, scrubs, salves, hand knit and crocheted items, home made raw and vegan foods, home grown herbs and flowers)

Dana Kessler (Hand made jewelry Body Salt scrubs )

The Little Lakewood Pasta Company (handmade, vegan artisan pasta)

Red Lotus Foods LLC (We make plant-based cream cheeses and other non-dairy products like cashew sour cream and sweet cashew creme. We may be offering vegan block cheeses toward the end of the summer.)

Breadheads Breadery (Fine breads and soft pretzels)

Bobicci (Handmade all natural: beeswax essential oil candles, body/face/lip scrubs, soap, therapeutic essential oil bath salts, moisturizers.)

Favor Catering (specializes in soups, casseroles, and desserts. )

Mulberry Meadow Farm (Seasonal Produce, Local Honey, Local Maple Syrup)

Market Connect (Ohio City Pasta, Campbell's Popcorn, Judy's Oasis, Hummingbird, Blaze Salsa, Plant Kingdom, and more.)

Super Queen (kettle corn and more)

Lake Erie Creamery (handmade goat and cow's milk cheeses)

Berry Good Farms (produce, baked goods, honey and honey products)

STEM soap (handmade soap)

Peace Love and Little Donuts (handmade donuts)

Grain Man (grain products, cereals, rice, and flours)

Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSA): This season, LEAF Community will offer five produce CSA programs in Lakewood at the LEAF Night Farmer's Market. All of the programs offered below vend local produce, so items will vary depending on the growing season. Feel great that your food was grown within 75 miles, and picked within 24 hours of delivery! This year's CSA programs include City Fresh, Cleveland Crops, Geauga Family Farms, Maggie's Farm, and Mulberry Meadow (new to LEAF for 2014). For more information on CSA programs, go to www.leafcommunity.org/csa-programs.

Produce Perks: LEAF Community Market is a participating market in the "Produce Perks" program again this year! This is a program of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy coalition, where Ohio Direction card holders can get buy one get one free market tokens (up to $10) for fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit the customer service table at the farmers' market to learn more.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:24 PM, 05.28.2014