all votes for North Union Farmers Market

  • Jane Duncan
  • 118 days, 16 hours ago
It has everything! It's pleasant, fun, and child-friendly for my 3 kids.
  • Anonymous
  • 119 days, 1 hour ago
  • Colin Bossen
  • 149 days, 15 hours ago
It is one of the best farmers markets in the country, if not the world. The fresh produce is of a very high quality and quite diverse. Several farmers sell excellent organic meat--it is the only place in Cleveland I've found to get grass fed beef--and the mushroom stand is second-to-none for both foraged and cultivated fungus. We also like the craftsfolk and the general community atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
  • 150 days, 14 hours ago
Some of the best meals I've ever devised started with staples from the North Union Farmers Market. One on one interaction between regular sellers and weekly buyers is always rewarding, and the variety of offerings in an open air, pedestrian, and uniquely urban setting is what brings our family back each week.
  • Sherry Olecki
  • 150 days, 15 hours ago
I would rather patronize the small farmer any day than the big grocery stores. I like to interact with the farmers, since I have an organic vegetable garden. Makes it interesting conversation since we have something in common.
  • Alison Dietz
  • 150 days, 23 hours ago
Our yard is too small for our own vegetable garden, so these close-by markets are the next best thing!
  • Dan Turner
  • 151 days, 3 hours ago
Fresh produce.
  • Lynette Phillips
  • 151 days, 3 hours ago
Wide variety of items and open year round.
  • Dolores Watson
  • 152 days, 4 hours ago
In the WINTER I so appreciate the N. Union farmer's market at Shaker Square still being available for my fresh food shopping. (During the summer I shop at the west side farmer's markets closer to where I live- and I'm sorry to see they're not on this list)
  • robert cohen
  • 153 days, 20 hours ago
shaker square is one of the best!
  • Teresa Mannen
  • 153 days, 21 hours ago
Because my sister lives in Cleveland and I want her to have all the benefits of fresh local food like I have in California.
  • Erik Martinez
  • 153 days, 22 hours ago
They are able to offer us the great local products that should be offered at more locations but for some reason aren't. They have also been a major force in educating the Cleveland populace as far as spurning a demand for local produce and artisanal goods.
  • Chris Rander
  • 154 days, 42 minutes ago
Great food, well organized, virtually year-round operation, pleaseant setting and environment
  • Cynthia Eakin
  • 154 days, 48 minutes ago
The North Union Farmers Market is more than just a farmers' market. It's a culinary event.
  • Delia Mannen
  • 154 days, 51 minutes ago
Because the farmers are super friendly, they grow the most delicious produce, and becuase its all local!
  • Kelly Murphy
  • 154 days, 22 hours ago
There is nothing better than picking up fresh, local produce and food on a Saturday morning with all of the friends and family you love.
  • Bobbie Schwartz
  • 156 days, 23 hours ago
Love being able to buy fresh food from local farmers; also interesting assortment of prepared foods
  • Cheryl Kloscak
  • 158 days, 1 hour ago
I LOVE this market for the atmosphere, the quality of the food and the education I get from talking with the many vendors. It's a fabulous experience and I love to take my friends and turn them on to the beauty of buying directly from the farmers and artists.
  • Claudia Murphy
  • 158 days, 5 hours ago
I have loved this market since it's inception over 10 years ago! I love the sense of community it brings such as in Europe. It has grown tremendously over the years and with more and more local farmers and vendors. What can be better than fresh produce, food, organic products and supporting our local farmers. Our family loves it. We go every week. I only wish it could be daily!
  • Judith Stevens
  • 159 days, 21 hours ago
  • Alissa Glenn
  • 160 days, 4 hours ago
Everything is directly from the farm or artisan, and quality is also fantastic! This is a very well managed farmers market.
  • David Dennis
  • 160 days, 13 hours ago
Great produce, great vendors
  • Anonymous
  • 160 days, 21 hours ago
Delicious foods, great customer service, good community building gathering place, and support for the farming families.
  • Teresa Lichtcsien
  • 160 days, 23 hours ago
I support the North Union Farmers Market because they promote keeping us all healthy while we help support the local economy. All the vendors are sooo friendly and full of information...and they care, they really's such healthy sweetness, and I'm not just talking about all the great bakery either!
  • Anonymous
  • 161 days, 41 minutes ago
It's the best one I've ever been to! Great locally grown produce, the best local eggs, meat, cheese (even homemade ice cream made from free range cows -- the yummiest!!!), fabulous baked goods, pre-made healthy foods, and even artisans! It's where I do all my shopping, and meet all my friends every week! The closest thin I can liken it to is a street festival where you can also buy really great food and art!
  • Pamela Goetsch
  • 161 days, 49 minutes ago
I love the variety of vendors, and the general ambience of the market. I have learned so much from the farmers and more and more we are eating local at this house.
  • Anonymous
  • 161 days, 15 hours ago
Because everyone should be a localvore! It is important to support our local providers and to do our best to make planet earth a better place. Eat Organic!
  • Anonymous
  • 164 days, 23 hours ago
Because it's just dang good!
  • Anonymous
  • 166 days, 19 hours ago
They are fantastic, and seem true to their ethics...
  • fran knebusch
  • 167 days, 16 hours ago
to keep it local. Making sure they receive the profit for all their hard work. More organic is available.
  • Jennifer Schlosser
  • 168 days, 15 minutes ago
Excellent produce, great people!
  • Anita Cook
  • 168 days, 1 hour ago
great local food choices, very friendly farmers!! Home grown is always best.
  • barbara kushner
  • 168 days, 23 hours ago
Very nice people!
  • Anonymous
  • 169 days, 3 hours ago
It has an ample mix of area small farmers--enough to maintain choices among sources of all kinds of very fresh meats, vegetables and flowers plus a fair number of local crafts suppliers. All this comes with an opportunity to meet and greet lots of friends and acquaintances from the comunity.
  • Jean Martin
  • 171 days, 22 hours ago
It's in my neighborhood and because the farmers have very fresh, very high-quality food.
  • Cheryl Evans
  • 171 days, 22 hours ago
North Union Farmers Market is a valuable asset to our community. Having one place where I can access so many local farmers helps me to contribute to the local economy, reduce my carbon footprint, prepare GOOD food for my family, and all at one place I can walk or ride my bike to! We are lucky to have such a fabulous place.
  • Stephanie Leonardi
  • 173 days, 14 hours ago
I buy local!!! i want to eat local!! I want fresh natural food. And i want it to be easier for everyone else!! Because the corporate monsters that control are food are doing it unnatural and are being unfair to humans and animals! And if more of us stand up for the simplest things like a farmers market, then we can have an impact.
  • Joseph Mallin
  • 174 days, 4 hours ago
Because Cleveland needs positive, sustainable civic and economic groups like this farmer's market. Its delicious, too.
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 23 hours ago
I think supporting the Farmers Market helps all of us sustain the local farmers and the ever decreasing farmlands. I trust that the North Union Farmers Market selects only vendors who are responsible care takers of the land who provide wholesome food that is essentially chemical free.
  • victoria mills
  • 175 days, 21 hours ago
It ignites all 6 senses like no other place in my world. Taste: obvious with samples galore and of course the anticipation of a week full of food with TASTE; smell: flowers, crepes, pad thai wafting; sight: a color explosion thanks designs from mother nature & other artists; sound: weekly greetings, violins, steel drums, child delights; touch: zero packaging between fingers and food; and the 6th sense: always feels like the right place to be.
  • kathy heffernan
  • 177 days, 4 hours ago
Very well organized and good assortments of fruits, flowers, vegtables, etc.
  • Thomas McNamara
  • 177 days, 16 hours ago
i fell into a nasty habit of eating produce and meat that was shipped across the country and the North Union Farmers Market has a great suppley of fresh, local foods for me and my family. love it
  • Louise Acheson
  • 177 days, 22 hours ago
Friends and growers gather each Sat. AM--it's wonderful to see them together. Local food is better than factory food in every conceivable way. Now we just need a mechanism for selling MORE local food, either direct to consumers or to groceries and restaurants, in order to make food growing a major part of the urban landscape and economy.
  • Ken Vinciquerra
  • 178 days, 5 minutes ago
Every Saturday morning, from shortly after dawn until noon, a "happening" takes place on Shaker Square along both sides of the rapid transit tracks. It consists of an incredible array of healthful,fresh locally grown/raised/prepared food; music (steel drums band, cellists, violinists, guitarists...); beautiful woodworking, handmade organic clothing and other arts/crafts; and hundreds of locals mingling and having a great time. In the 60s, it might have been called a "Be-in," but today, it's just a good time and one of the reasons why this community is such a great place to live.
  • Jan Zorman
  • 178 days, 15 minutes ago
They provide a wonderfull array of produce and home-made goods.
  • Anonymous
  • 178 days, 24 minutes ago
Great local venue--supporting locally grown food does 'good' in so many ways: builds community, saves farmland, protects the environment, reduces fuel name a few!
  • Cynthia Klug
  • 178 days, 1 hour ago
Ohio has exceptional farmland that is being consumed by urban sprawl. The NUFM supports local farmers. In addition, Ohio is the "fattest" state! The Shaker square area is a diverse population area, and the NUFM brings healthy, locally grown food to an urban market to increase healthy lifestyle choices. Plus, it is "the" spot to meet and greet like-minded people in a community setting on Saturday mornings!
  • Julie West
  • 178 days, 3 hours ago
I love have locally grown fresh food available near-by on a weekly basis. I also enjoy the prepared foods, fresh flowers, and artisan stands.
  • Mickey Stern
  • 178 days, 16 hours ago
They have wonderful, fresh, organic produce and beautiful flowers and delicious bakeries and creative arts and crafts. It's also a social event for me. I meet many of my friends and smooze. I also love the breakfast burritos.
  • Nanci Ferrante
  • 178 days, 17 hours ago
It brings country to the city and reminds us of the food seasons for our region which are all confused now that food comes from so many different places around the world. It also creates a venue for small businesses to connect with people/customers they may not ordinarily know about or would find if not for the market. The market brings us back to the bounty of our local community and how much we have available to us in the Cleveland OH area.
  • Anonymous
  • 178 days, 19 hours ago
It is a lot of fun, good quality produce, fresh mushrooms, fresh flowers, everything grown locally(which is v. important for me) and I got to know the people I buy from. Terrific atmosphere and great location (Crocker Park).I am looking forward to going there every Saturday morning. Victoria
  • Anonymous
  • 178 days, 23 hours ago
  • Melinda Liggitt
  • 179 days, 49 minutes ago
It's just fun. There's produce if I want to cook, fantastic already prepared food if I'm feeling lazy, flowers to put on the table, and even unique gift items I can purchase for family and friends. And, it's just a fun destination for a Saturday morning at a great, convenient location right on the rapid line. And the Shaker Square atmosphere is fantastic!
  • Ann Abid
  • 179 days, 1 hour ago
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 1 hour ago
The North Union Farmers market at Shaker Square is not only a place to shop, it's a community. I buy fresh, certified local produce and meats, and also get to visit with the vendors and all of my market friends. It's a totally different experience than the grocery store, not to mention the flavor and freshness of the product available at the market!
  • Tom Ambrose
  • 181 days, 59 minutes ago
Beautiful market, great quality and assortment of local produce and baked goods.
  • Melissa Federman
  • 181 days, 15 hours ago
It's my favorite part of summers in Cleveland. Great food and people in a neat location at Shaker Square. The best weeks feature fresh crepes and a steel drum band :)
  • Maggie Malemud
  • 183 days, 4 hours ago
NUFM is an incredible asset to the community. With a mission to support health living, the economy and the environment through local foods, NUFM benefits consumers and farmers. NUFM not only runs markets; it also offers educational programming to farmers and community members. At the markets, NUFM offers an exceptional variety of vendors.
  • Dick Reiss
  • 184 days, 6 hours ago
  • Barbara Oleksa-Reiss
  • 185 days, 22 hours ago
  • krissie wells
  • 187 days, 17 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 187 days, 20 hours ago
I love all the fresh seasonal produce changing weekly! It is amazing to me how much longer these products last than those purchased in traditional grocery store after travelling who knows how many miles!
  • Tom Seitz
  • 188 days, 15 hours ago
I love cruising the booths and checking out what's fresh. The farmers take the time to talk about their products and share tips on growing, harvesting and cooking!
  • Jennifer Thompson
  • 188 days, 16 hours ago
There is always a wide variety of vendors with the freshest produce, including organic.
  • Judy Novak
  • 189 days, 20 hours ago
North Union Farmer's Market holds market events every day of the week all over the city. You can get great organic produce, eggs/dairy/meat from local humane and free range producers, many vendors sell jams/jellies/pies they make with the fruit from their farm, there are cooking demonstration, you can get organic flowers, Lake Erie Creamery sells the creamiest goat cheese I've ever had made from the milk of their own goats, a gentleman is there offering knive sharpening services and of course...Lucy's Sweet Surrender who sells the best strudel on the planet has a stand there. It's been around for years and was the brain child of a local chef named Parker Bosley. You routinely bump into the local star chefs at the market picking up fresh local ingredients for their patrons that evening.
  • Geri Unger
  • 189 days, 23 hours ago
Great folks, great produce, great food.
  • Diane OMara
  • 190 days, 4 hours ago
It is the best open air market in the US, I have travelled to many across the US and this one has been the one other markets aspire to.
  • Anonymous
  • 190 days, 16 hours ago
Quality, variety and friendliness!
  • Anonymous
  • 191 days, 15 hours ago
quality, convenience, community
  • Nancy Welchans
  • 192 days, 19 hours ago
Nearby, great fresh local produce, wonderful vendors.
  • Blanche Valancy
  • 192 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 192 days, 21 hours ago
Fresh locally grown organic produce, and it's fun!
  • Anonymous
  • 193 days, 24 minutes ago
I support North Union Farmer's Market because I can buy locally grown, organic food and see friends while shopping.
  • Meghan Davis
  • 193 days, 45 minutes ago
  • kris campbell
  • 194 days, 1 hour ago
Beautiful produce and great folks!
  • LuElla Brown
  • 195 days, 26 minutes ago
They have a lot of good produce at low prices, it's fun to just go and walk thru all the while music may be playing by a musician. It's just a nice gathering.
  • Elizabeth Robenalt
  • 195 days, 15 hours ago
  • Kathy Hanna-Stauffer
  • 195 days, 16 hours ago
fresh local produce, breads & other baked goods, mushrooms, plants & flowers, honey, bees wax crafts, jewelry, clothing & more!
  • Harriet Slive
  • 195 days, 21 hours ago
Friendly people! This community supports each other so it feels good to be around, great variety- foods you don't see at the grocery store, it's a social event, there is variety-- music, crafts, food, treats, herbs, flowers, coffee. Related organizations make it broader and add surprise interest. There is food to taste and try, all wonderful, colorful, tasty, and healthy!
  • Donita Anderson
  • 195 days, 22 hours ago
Its the best market, I've been shopping at this certified producer only farmers market for 15 years! All our dinners incorporate local Ohio farm grown products.
  • Susan Lubell
  • 195 days, 23 hours ago
Because I support our local farmers, and North Union has been a tireless advocate for them.
  • Jen Cutler
  • 196 days, 45 seconds ago
I love having the opportunity to support our local farmers while also providing my family with great tasting, healthy and safe produce.
  • Anonymous
  • 196 days, 2 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 197 days, 23 hours ago
We love the freshness and variety of products as well and the friendliness and helpfulness of the vendors at the Westlake Crocker-Bassett market.
  • Marin Ritter
  • 199 days, 7 hours ago
  • Marilou Hitt
  • 199 days, 7 hours ago
Not only is the food fresh and safe, but the farmers I've come to know over the years of shopping at North Union Farmers Market are wonderful people.
  • John Klein
  • 199 days, 13 hours ago
The markets they put together have great farmers - all with local, fresh products. And visiting these markets is a real social experience with all our friends and neighbors.
  • virginia mast
  • 199 days, 14 hours ago
Really great people providing us with wonderful produce and eggs, meat and cheese plus homemade breads and jams and many other fine offerings.
  • Anonymous
  • 199 days, 17 hours ago
Fresh fruits,vegetables,eggs, baked goods ...I love knowing where they came from, and where they've been! Better yet is getting to know the vendors and farmers, and feeling that I'm helping them, while I'm helping my family eat healthy and delicious food!
  • Paula Atwell
  • 200 days, 1 hour ago
North Union is a great market with lots of terrific farmer vendors that bring local food to the market every week. I love buying my produce there.
  • Tiffany Leeper
  • 200 days, 2 hours ago
North Union has been supporting local farming families for 15 years now! And the selection and quality products are unmatched.
  • Anonymous
  • 203 days, 6 hours ago
The fruits and vegtables are so fresh. The flowers are wonderful and the people are freindly. Just a fun place to visit.
  • Mandy Perveiler
  • 204 days, 3 hours ago
Not only do they have fresh fruits and vegetables but they are organic and feature sustainable farmers unlike the large Cleveland farmers market which has fruits and vegetables but you are not organic. I also have met so many nice famers like James who let me daughter come to his farm and milk his cows and take a ride on a tractor and eat spelt! Even the Botanical Gardens has a booth selling veggies and homemade salsa that benefits local gardens. There is always music in the summer and it goes indoors in the winter to still provide the best food year round. I love to take my daughter so she can get a closer view of where her food comes from. They even sell breakfast burritos- super yummy and filled with ingredients from the farmers at the market. I can't say enough. This is the best market I have been to.
  • Judy Slivka
  • 204 days, 22 hours ago
  • Raychel Bone
  • 205 days, 30 minutes ago
A wonderful variety of foods along with great artists!
  • Clarence A Willkins
  • 205 days, 14 hours ago
  • stephen namkoong
  • 205 days, 18 hours ago
  • Christine Cassella
  • 205 days, 18 hours ago
There's nothing better than fresh, local food. Plus, there are so many vendors at this farmer's market -- it's fabulous!
  • Trish Rooney
  • 205 days, 20 hours ago
Besides the wonderful selection of really fresh produce and the specialty items, there is a fabulous sense of community.
  • Dusty Street
  • 205 days, 23 hours ago
  • Dorothy Kusold
  • 206 days, 15 hours ago
Great selection of produce, prepared foods and crafts!
  • Joan DeLauro
  • 206 days, 16 hours ago
Great farmers, great food, great community!
  • Caroline Chesebrough
  • 206 days, 17 hours ago
Great fresh vegs and fruit, interesting items such as lamb sausage, terrific people. Great fun.
  • Carol rUNGE
  • 206 days, 18 hours ago
  • lucy wellhausen
  • 207 days, 1 hour ago
so fun! - lots of variety - all vendors are producers - local food

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