The North Union Farmers Market began in 1995 as a small market—back then, more than 500 hungry customers shopped the stalls of only six local farmers. Today, the market coordinates eight certified-producer farmers’ markets around Cleveland, allowing farmers to sell their products—from fresh, seasonal produce to meat, syrup, eggs, and dairy—directly to residents. The planet-friendly concept reduces the energy used for transportation and maximizes the freshness of the food.
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Metropolitan Market is a locally-owned-and-operated market that's been serving up stupendous cuts of meat and freshly delivered seafood to the Cleveland area since 2003. Both uncooked and prepared foods are available for culinary captains and last-minute party-planners alike. Menus shift weekly, but you'll always find a variety of meat and seafood, as well as specialty foods such as frozen soups and pastas, dips, side salads, and more. If it's sea-meat you're craving, pick up walleye filets ($16.99 per pound) or Bay of Fundy salmon ($12.99 per pound) for a feast fresh from the earth's tear ducts. Get a USDA Prime aged signature sirloin steak ($12.99 per pound), and truss that mighty meal up with shiitake mushrooms ($9.99 per pound) or peaches and creamed corn ($4.99 per bag). Mop up whatever's left on the plate with a French dinner roll ($5.99 per dozen).
Raddell's Sausage Shop, a four-time winner of the Polka Hall of Fame's People's Choice Award, boasts three generations of Slovenian sausage-making experience and more than 50 varieties of sausage. Enliven a party with a variety of smoked sausages ($4.79/lb. loose; $4.89/lb. vacuum-packed), such as andouille, hungarian, polish, or the popular slovenian, appreciated for their varying assortments of spices and encyclopedic knowledge of knots. Grills, broilers, and well-aimed magnifying glasses will gleefully roast Raddell's selection of fresh sausages ($3.79/lb.), including the classic bratwurst, the lithuanian, and the fresh garlic slovenian.
Be Bright at Night is stationed at various locations throughout Cleveland on unannounced days in an effort to seek out bikers riding in the dark. Walk+Roll volunteers surprise riders with free sets of headlights and blinking taillights, and install them on the spot. Through a combination of free safety equipment and media outreach, the program aims to encourage both cyclists and motorists to be more aware of each other and take the necessary care when traveling after dark.
La Plaza Supermarket bursts with a full-service butcher and bakery. From the deli, generous portions of braised pork satiate hunger pangs in the carnitas ($5.29/lb.). Scents of cinnamon and sugar waft from the on-site bakery's popular churros (less than $0.85 each), one of many Mexican pastries prepared daily. Celebrate fiestas with special-order and premade pastel leches cakes ($35 for a 14") or an assortment of piñatas. The staff at La Plaza Supermarket prides itself on friendly customer service and is always eager to answer customers' questions about Latin cuisine and the economic principles of Guyana.