The annual Coit Road Farmers’ Market Benefit hosted by Fred Griffith of Good Morning Cleveland features live music by Albert Dennis & friends and the taste of the local harvest from area farmers prepared by ten of the region’s finest chefs. Featured chefs include: Matthew Anderson of Unami, Beachland Ballroom, personal chef, Eric Wells, Chad and Brian of Sowfood, Superior Pho, Ryan Cipriani of Angela-Mia Pizza, and Regina Nethery of Arts Collinwood Café. Founded in 1932, the mission of the Coit Road Market is to provide access to affordable locally sourced farmed fresh products to the residents of Greater Cleveland. The current focus is connecting to area residents through participation in community events, advertising and special promotions. The benefit will also provide information about the market, community gardens and local farmers.
Tickets are $35 and are available at the Beachland Ballroom by calling 216-383-1124, online at www.beachlandballroom.com, at the Coit Road Farmers’ Market or online at www.coitmarket.org.
The Beachland is located at 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
Some of the farmers at the market have participated for three generations. Gloria Jailil is one of the newer farmers that grow on the Coit Road site next to the community garden. She serves her customers by providing healthy and fresh food. “When you grow fresh food," she says, “you are not robbed of nutritional value”
“Sustaining the Coit Rd Farmers’ Market gives the community needed access to fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. We offer programs such WIC, Senior coupons and EBT Ohio Direction card access for those in the community needing assistance,” offered Board Member Tony Matlak,
“At the Market, you can meet the grower or preparer and know the source of your food and how it is processed. You can get ideas on preparing foods especially those you’ve heard about but have not tried. We can also explain the different varieties of fruits, vegetables and spices.” Kevin Scheuring, vendor –Spice Hound