North Union Farmers Market Opens 13th Season In Lakewood

North Union Farmers Market is pleased to open its Wednesday market in Lakewood on June 1, 2011 at 10:00 am. Located on the Arthur Avenue Extension in front of Kauffman Park, the market will feature vendors with local, Ohio-grown produce, food products and more.

From 10:00 am- 1:00 pm on Wednesdays June 1 through September 14, the market will be a great source of farm-fresh products and will open with fresh strawberries! Throughout the season, enjoy fresh grown produce including lettuce, radishes, peas and dairy and meat products, honey, and maple syrup. Bakers will present delicious breads and pastries, and artisan food producers will feature items such as cheese, jellies, pasta and more.

Live music by the Laura Varcho Duo on Opening Day and periodically throughout the season will make this market fun and festive. Stop by for seasonal samplings and to visit with your favorite farm vendors!

North Union Farmers Market is proud to announce that we will be accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Cards at the Lakewood 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. This year, North Union Farmers Market is pleased to participate in the EBT Incentive Program of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition. Customers who spend $5 or more will receive an additional $5 to spend at the market on EBT eligible items. The customer is eligible to receive this incentive each week they visit the market. Farmers will continue to accept the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons.

North Union Farmers Market at Lakewood opens on Wednesday, June 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine, on Arthur Avenue Extension in front of Kauffman Park. It continues every Wednesday through September 14th, supplying locally grown fresh produce from Ohio farmers.

For more information, visit the North Union website at


North Union Farmers Market

North Union Farmers Market is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to champion the local foods of Northeast Ohio and promote their environmental, economic and health benefits by connecting certified producers with consumers through a network of markets. Our Lakewood Market opened in 1999 and is held every Wednesday, June through September.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 2:53 PM, 06.01.2011