Without farmer's markets, consumers would constantly be exposed to infomercials for home watermelon dispensers and pop-up ads for scantily clad spaghetti squash. Shop for local eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of groceries at Miles Farmers Market in Solon. Passionate foodies and amateur provisions enthusiasts alike will revel in Miles Farmers Market's aisles of colorful produce, fresh butcher's meats, and expertly prepared dishes wafting succulent smells through the 21,000-square-foot space. Hand-selected, ripe produce catches the eye with an array that includes 60 varieties of apples, 75 varieties of plums, and at least 20 indecisive fruit-purchasers. Scents of freshly baked bread calm the senses better than loudly reciting the alphabet, and ready-made bistro meals, including hormone- and antibiotic-free fried chicken, make healthy family dinners an easily accomplished feat. Seventy-two feet of fresh-cut meat create the world's longest protein mosaic, and 400 different worldly cheeses sit organized by political orientation. Specials can vary weekly, so check the website for current pricing information.
- When I was growing up, Miles Farmers Market was just a quaint little country store that was a stopping point on a weekend drive. Today, the Market has grown to be one of Northeast Ohio’s premier markets for it fresh produce, exceptional meats, and unique offerings that give it a very upscale, international feel. – Linda Chojnacki, Cleveland.com
- The produce selection is excellent. A lot of selections. Features local produce in seasonal selection. – Juan S., Yelp
Miles Farmers Market
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.
28560 Miles Rd.
Solon, Ohio 44139Get Directions