A lot about a farmers market is old-school. Based on most people’s eating habits the mere idea of buying raw ingredients and cooking from scratch is all too rare. To many, cooking dinner is opening a jar of sauce that someone else made and serving it over pasta someone else made. We don’t expect to, nor are we trying to, convince everyone to make everything completely from scratch but we hope to at least make people conscious of the difference. This is the spirit of planning winter food demos with a bit of a party also.

All Events Begin at 11:00 AM except as noted

Refresh Collective

Wednesday, June 14:

Our project-based hip-hop-in-action programs motivate, educate, and activate students in personal and community development. The start-to-finish builds creativity, confidence, and character while achieving educational benchmarks and standards. Students learn skills in digital music composition, lyric writing, recording arts, and public performance. Enriching experiences and critical thinking about our surroundings provide a baseline for youth voice to emerge.

CollectivExpressSaturday, June 17

Each event will provide residents

  • Live interactive musical performance
  • Healthy snacks
  • Kids craft & activity
  • Educational lecture from a guest professional

The CollectivExpress believe that helping the less fortunate is both a duty and a great pleasure. We also believe that long lasting social change is most effective through shifting the cultural narrative from negative to positive. Our mission is to host weekly outdoor micro-festivals in 4 hard-hit greater Cleveland neighborhoods for the sole purpose of planting seeds of encouragement & education where it is needed most. – the message of change will be led by a socially-conscious collective of highly-skilled musicians who have written & developed a special multi-genre soundtrack & performance style specifically for these audiences.

Black Eye Pea Salsa Demo

Saturday, June 24:

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

by Chef Melissa Bender.

Season Opening BBQ Lunch

Saturday, July 1:

Food options include smoked pulled pork, BBQ chicken, or smoked catfish and a bunch of sides for both meat eaters and veggies/vegans.

2015-16 Event Recap

15335 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 4411

Cleveland Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. Classes included making tamales, hand-made pasta, smokies, sausage, perogies, tamales, cooking with cast iron and vegetarian dishes. A monthly class during a Cleveland Food Bank produce distribution at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Medical Center in East Cleveland includes both exercise and cooking.