Vegan Cleveland - All things Vegan in Cleveland
Happy Earth Day!
In honor of Earth Day, we would like to give a shout out to our local Community Supported
Agriculture farms  and Farmer’s Markets that are making organic, fresh produce accessible and affordable in Cleveland.
Community Supported Agriculture connects you with the people growing your food. Your buying a share upfront helps with the initial cost of farming materials, and greatly supports a system of sustainable, organic food production within the city.
As the "largest contiguous urban farm in the nation," the Refugee Empowerment Agriculture Program educates and employs refugees from around the world in urban farming.  This year, the Refugee Response CSA offers full and half shares for consumers (those who just want to buy the produce) and for investors (those who would like to contribute to the cost of the educational program, in addition to their veggies).  You can pay either upfront or weekly, which is nice, and pick up spots are both East (Gilmour school) and West (@ Ohio City Farm, next to the West Side Market). 
Contact REAP's director Shawn Belt to sign up for a CSA share.
For more information about the REAP program and CSA, visit
For more information about the Ohio City Farm, visit
Two farms in the heart of Ohio City, Urban Growth and Erie's Edge, team up to bring you 2012 shares.  Throughout the 28 week period, you will receive between 8-14 fresh produce items weekly that you pick up at either Tremont Farmer's market or Erie's Edge Farm.  Shares cost $700.00.  Half-shares are available-- sign up with a friend!
(photo taken from Urban Growth's facebook page)
You can find a full list of Greater Cleveland's CSAs and Farmer’s Markets at under their local food guide tab. 
Cleveland Farmer's Markets
Restaurants committed to buying local
Tremont Farmer's Market
Lincoln Park
West 14th St. between Kenilworth and Starkweather
Tuesday 4-7pm
May 2- October 25
1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights
(216) 321-7757
Gordon Square Farmers' Market
West 65th St. and West Clinton Ave.
Saturdays 10am-2pm
June 18- October 29
Gypsy Beans & Baking Co.
6425 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
(216) 939-9009
Gateway 105 Farmers' Market
W.105th and Asbury Ave.
Fridays 3pm-7pm
July 1- October
The Root Cafe
15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
(216) 226-4401
Shaker Square Market
North Union Farmers' Market
13209 Shaker Square
Saturdays 8am-12pm
April 9- December 17
Market Cafe
1801 E. 9th St., Cleveland
(216) 394-0122
We would like to encourage you to think about how you can nurture the sentiment of Earth Day throughout the entire year. This year, we challenge you to find the connection between the earth and your body through the way you eat.
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