It’s hard to believe on days like today, but it really is spring. The new season means more than just warmer weather, but also outdoor seating (ok, that may still be a month off), new seasonal menus (check out Fahrenheit’s spring menu) and the opening of the North Union Farmers Market.
On April 11 at 8 .m., the market officially opens for the season at Shaker Square and lasts thru December 12. For west siders, the market opens at Crocker Park on April 18 until November 21. For a complete list of all market openings, click here.
Buying directly from the market not only means a better quality product on your dinner table, but you’re supporting our local farmers and economy. I personally can’t wait for the market to open. I don’t visit Shaker Square as much as I used to when I lived right around the corner. Now, we head to Chagrin Falls. Smaller, but still great. I’m looking forward to introducing Natalie to it all very soon.
Can’t get enough of the market? The Spring Benefit is April 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at ETON. Enjoy a feast prepared by over 25 of the best local chefs, including:
Bar Cento, Mike Nowak
Bistro 185, Ruth & Marc Levine
Boulevard Blue, Kurt Steeber
CK’s Steakhouse at Renaissance Quail Hollow Resort, Jonathan Buchner
Crop Bistro, Steve Schimoler & Olena Gudz
Culinary Occasions, Bob Sferra & Joyce Potts
Dewey’s Coffee House, Diane Armstrong
Grotto, Fabio Salerno
Grovewood Tavern, Brandon Kercher
J. Pistone Market & Gathering Place, John Pistone
L’Albatros, Zachary Bruell
La Campagna, Carmella Fragassi
Light Bistro, Matt Mathlage
Lola, Derek Clayton
Olof’s Daughter, Elise Jansson Holtier
Parallax, Zachary Bruell
Pier W, Regan Reik
Sapore, Matthew Anderson
Sara’s Place by Gavi, Richie Cunningham
SASA, Scott Kim
South Market Bistro, Michael Mariola
Stone Mad Pub, Pete Leneghan
Table 45, Zachary Bruell
The City Square Steakhouse, Michael Mariola
The Greenhouse Tavern, Jonathan Sawyer
The Viking Store Cooking School, Adam Wilson
West Side Market Café, Matthew Pell
Zoss, the Swiss Baker, Barbara Zoss
Tickets start at $80 per person. Call 216.751.7656.