BATTERY PARK MARKET
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT but we are not accepting vendors for the market for 2018.
Battery Park Market is located in the near Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland at Battery Park neighborhood on Father Frascati Drive. The mission of Battery Park Market is fourfold: to build and strengthen connections amongst local growers, artisans and consumers; to educate consumers about the benefits of increasing and preserving local agriculture and buying local products; to provide a market for new and/or small urban growers to immerse themselves in a market, thereby creating a niche for themselves in the local food system; to serve the surrounding neighborhoods, including people of all income levels, by providing fresh, high quality, locally grown produce as well as by providing an environment that fosters social-gathering, interaction and inclusion.
The Gordon Square Farmers’ Market was founded in 2008 as the Ward 17 Farmers’ Market. Building on the reputation and history of Gordon Square as a place to come for great food and entertainment, we renamed ourselves Gordon Square Farmers’ Market (GSFM). Our market is comprised predominately of urban growers who put the local in local food. Most of the produce that you will find at the market is grown within the city limits or 50 miles. Our first season won us friends, customers and a Community Spirit award from Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Organization “for creating a neighborhood market place and enhancing the sustainability of the neighborhood”. We are very proud of this honor and strive to improve upon all that we do. We also won a grant from Cleveland’s Neighborhood Connections to do more outreach and pay musicians to add to the atmosphere of our outdoor market. In 2009, we added more live musicians and locally, sustainably-grown Christmas trees. In 2010, we added the ability to accept Ohio Direction/EBT. In 2012 we won a marketing grant from Enterprise Community Partners through our partnership with the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. In 2013 we formed a Steering Committee and completed a strategic plan which helped create a clear focus for the future of the market.