Friday, September 4, 2009
Market Brings Masses
Cleveland State University hosted it's first trial run of a farmer's market on Euclid Avenue just outside the Law Building. And what a smash it was.
Staff, faculty, and students seemingly coming out of the woodwork to congregate over fresh veggies, jellies, meats, and organic skin care products (oddly). The market successfully brought a feeling of a distinct campus community, something that CSU is striving for with its expansion and attempt to change from largely a commuter school to a residency-based University.
I met my wife and two friends for lunch direct from the offerings, and was by no means disappointed. Fresh plums were sweet and flavorful, a sausage and pepper sandwich on fresh wheat bread was succulent, and grilled corn on the cob was rich and buttery.
The market will operate on Thursdays for the next 8 weeks, and if successful, will be brought back next summer for a full June-October run. By the looks of the salivating masses, and the bare bones stock left over at the end of the day, I wouldn't be betting against it. If you're downtown, it's worth a trip!