Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens dedicates time, energy, and not-for-profit fundraising toward preserving the public garden's purpose of enriching local culture and educating through recreation and environmental protection. As contributing stewards of the green space, your family can saunter affably about the free public gardens boasting more than 10 aromatic acres of heterogeneous flora, including a rose collection, perky perennials, and gazable vistas, which combine to attract more than 400,000 flower fanatics every year. Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members are entitled to benefits such as a one-year subscription to the full-color season newsletter, a one-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine, 10% off at the Shop in the Gardens, invitations to members-only events, discounted classes, and a free pass during the next rendezvous with the neighborhood venus flytrap bullying for milk money.
Inside HoneyBaked Ham, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
To go with the meats, the kitchen whips up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato souffl?. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
Nominated for Best Gourmet Grocery on Fox 8's Hot List in 2008 and 2011, Motts Old Mill Bulk Foods draws upon its 137-year history to satiate customers' cravings with a large selection of organic and natural products. Fresh peanut butter ($2.79/lb.) leads a lineup of house-ground nut butters, and myriad locally produced goods, such as Holmes County swiss cheese ($4.99/lb.), captivate taste buds with tales of Ohio's Swiss and Amish heritage. Rouse winter bellies with a serving of oatmeal ($0.64/lb.), or tempt sweet teeth with melting chocolates ($2.89–$3.29/lb.), cookies, and hardtack candies, which can be infused with more than 35 flavors of LorAnn candy oils ($1.09 each) before being placed in a mold or chiseled into a saccharine likeness of the David statue.
Mazzulo's proffers enough custom-cut meat, gourmet cheese, and prepared meals to satisfy a whole horde of hungry family members. The shop's traditional sweet italian sausage recipes date back to Sicily of the early 1900s ($3.99 per pound), and other fresh meat options include beef, pork, chicken, and seafood. A spectrum of just-baked breads embrace specially sliced turkey and roast beef with hugs that range in flavor from rye to wheat and italian ($8.99 per pound), while Mazzulo's signature hand-forged pepperoni bread makes it easier to smuggle your favorite meat into a bread-only food club ($4.99 per pound).
When Frank Cangemi first opened Miles Famers Market in 1971, it was a seasonal, open-air market that only sold fresh fruits and vegetables. Frank would arrive at the Northern Ohio Food Terminal at 3 a.m. every day and proceed to hand select his stock of fresh produce, carefully choosing veggies without bruises and punting overly ripe cantaloupes. This hand selection and attention to detail is something he still does to this day, even though Miles Farmers Market has expanded to a 21,000-square-foot shopping space that also houses a deli, a butcher, and a bakery.
Its cheese department hosts more than 400 varieties of cheese, which complement varietals from a wine section that Wine Spectator hailed as “outstanding.” Its bistro not only makes up quick bites but also full dinners to go. Its staffers help foodies navigate the aisles and are on hand to offer tips that range from how to ripen an unfamiliar fruit to how to successfully wash food in the dishwasher.
Yet, even with all of this, it’s the dedication to having the best produce that really draws in shoppers. For more than 40 years, Miles has fostered partnerships with local produce growers such as Burnham, Spiegelberg, and Rittman Orchards, as well as Ohio Fruit Growers. These alliances allow for a vast selection of organic and local produce that may have been ripening on the vine or stalk seven hours before hitting store shelves.