There's really nothing like waking up, grabbing a coffee from your favorite local shop and hitting up row after row of produce, baked goods, handcrafted artworks and just about everything else under the sun from farmers and makers from your own community. Cleveland is lucky to have plenty of these neighborhood pop-ups to choose from, hosted in parks and town squares throughout The Land. So save your supermarket shopping for another day, get out there and shop local.
North Union Farmers Market
You have seven chances each week to catch North Union Farmers Market, which provides Clevelanders with access to fresh produce, meats, dairy and baked goods directly from local aggies. Produce Perks match is unlimited for SNAP customers. Swing by one (or more!) of the markets: Shaker Square, Crocker Park, Cleveland Clinic, Chagrin Falls, Van Aken District, Pinecrest or Legacy Village. Days and hours vary; check the website for deets. The first 30 minutes of each market is designated for shopping by seniors/vulnerable populations, except at Crocker Park where stands open 30 minutes early for seniors/vulnerable shoppers.
Shaker Square & Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland; Crocker Park, Westlake; Chagrin Falls Square; Van Aken District, Shaker Heights; University Hospitals, Cleveland; Pinecrest, Orange Village; Legacy Village, Lyndhurst | northunionfarmersmarket.org
Tremont Farmers Market
Eat fresh and buy local. Shop for fresh produce, baked goods, honey, jams, hand-crafted food and art from local farmers, producers and artists at the Tremont Farmers Market in Lincoln Park. Afterward, grab a drink or bite to eat from one of the neighborhood pubs or local restaurants. Produce Perks with unlimited match for SNAP customers is available until the end of June. The market is open every Tuesday through October 12, 4-7pm. The designated shopping time for vulnerable populations is 3:30-4pm.
Lincoln Park, W. 14th St., Cleveland | TremontFarmersMarket.com
Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market
We dare you to try and find something grown or made outside of Northern Ohio. You won’t at Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market, where farmers, gardeners, and artisans abound. Grab all the fresh ingredients for your kitchen every Sunday from June 12 to October 16, 10am-1pm. Check their website for upcoming virtual chef demos and sustainability programming. The designated shopping time for vulnerable populations is 9:45-10:30am.
Behind Walgreen’s, W. 168th St. and Albers Ave., Cleveland | westparkkamms.org/market/
Ohio City Farmstand
Looking for that down-on-the-farm feeling? The Ohio City Farm is the place to be. Sitting on six acres of land just a street away from Ohio City’s brewpubs, the Ohio City Farm is one of the largest contiguous urban farms in the country and powered by the Refugee Response, CMHA Green Team and Great Lakes Brewing Co. Shop for the freshest produce every Saturday morning from June through Thanksgiving, 9am-12pm.
Bridge Ave. and W. 24th St., Cleveland | ohiocityfarm.com
Medina Square Farmers Market
Head to Public Square in historic Medina for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, desserts and fresh-cut flowers and plants. Then stroll around town and have brunch at a local eatery or shop their many unique boutiques. SNAP customers get a dollar-for-dollar match to spend on fresh produce. The market is open every Saturday from May 14 to October 15, 9am-1pm. The designated shopping hour for vulnerable populations is 8-9am.
Broadway St. between E. Liberty St. and E. Washington St., Medina | medinafarmersmarket.com
Good Earth Farm Stand
Located at Cleveland’s Cudell neighborhood, Good Earth Farm Stand is a local producer helping to bring the finest fruits, vegetables, honey and happiness to the community and your home. SNAP/EBT payment eligible for Produce Perks program, giving $25 free to spend on fruits and vegetables when you spend $25. Open 3-7pm on Mondays and Thursdays., 12-4pm on Saturdays all summer. Thursdays 3-5pm during the winter.
9600 Madison Ave., Cleveland | Goodearth.today
For over a decade, Gateway 105 has been offering Glenville and surrounding neighborhoods access to locally grown produce along with prepared foods, locally made goods, arts and crafts, live music, health screenings and sustainability workshops. Open 3pm-7p Fridays and 1pm-4pm Saturdays seasonally from Apr. to Dec.
1322 East 105th St., Cleveland |Gateway 105 on Facebook
Countryside Farmers Markets
The Countryside Conservancy was created in 1999 to help Cuyahoga Valley National Park retain the quickly disappearing rural character of the valley. Over 20 years later, their work has evolved to include programs that support farmland, farmers, food and community that are key to building a sustainable food system. To that end, they operate multi-county food access programs, an intern program and two amazing farmers markets at Howe Meadow in the summer (Saturdays, 9am-12pm, May – Oct.) and a winter market at Old Trail School (select Saturdays, 9am-12pm, Nov. – Apr.)
Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula. Old Trail School, 2315 Ira Rd., Bath. | countrysidefoodandfarms.org
Frostville Farmers Market
Located on the grounds of the Frostville Museum in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation, the Frostville Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting small family farms, producers and artisans through a diversity of offerings of local, fresh, nutritious foods and artisanal products. The market runs every Saturday, May through Oct., 9am – 1pm.
24101 Cedar Point Rd., North Olmsted. | frostvillefarmersmarket.com
Hudson Farmers Market
The Village Green in Hudson, south of Cleveland, hosts more than 35 vendors, all from within a 100-mile radius, in an effort to establish a self-sustaining, self-managed non-profit farmers market that benefits surrounding communities, artisan producers and small businesses offering everything from fresh produce and bakery to sauces, soaps, candles and other artisan goods. The market operates every Saturday, 9am-12:30pm from June to Oct.
103 N. Main St., Hudson. | hudsonfarmersmarket.org