Summer: The Fresh Season

Summer is the perfect season to eat fresh and healthy. The heat and busyness of summer make it easy to eat light and skip the oven with cool selections like fresh garden salads, cold soups and super easy sandwiches like the simple but satisfying Caprese Sandwich created by Graze Café. This fast-and-fresh sandwich was featured at our first cooking demonstration on June 29. Check out our video recipe:

Cooking demonstrations take place the last Friday of each month, so mark your calendars for July 27, August 31, and September 28. To find out when your favorite fruits and veggies are ready to enjoy, click here.

Spotlight on the Sponsor

Located downtown in the Ohio Statehouse, Graze’s quick-service café features chef-driven, Midwest-inspired dishes using fresh, seasonal produce, as well as local meat and dairy. Our team is passionate about developing relationships with farmers and vendors all over Ohio, and we strive to use as much local product as we can in both our café and catering operations.

We believe our unique partnership with The Pearl Market will solidify these relationships while strengthening our downtown presence and visibility. Our goal of the monthly Pearl Market cooking demonstrations is to help promote awareness and education to those consumers who may be intimidated or unsure of how to incorporate fresh foods into their diet. Our chefs will prepare simple, easy-to-follow recipes that consumers will be able to re-create at home using local produce available at the market.


The Pearl Market is proud serve as the regional coordinator for Produce Perks , which allows shoppers using SNAP benefits to double their buying power. The program was featured in a WBNS-TV story at the Pearl Market. Click here to view the story.  Stop by the Pearl Market tent for more information on Produce Perks.

Bakery Bonanza

The Pearl Market is chock full of the most delicious baked goods. Whether you’re looking for cookies, cakes, gluten-free goodies, or just a loaf of artisan-made bread, these vendors have it!

8 Sisters Bakery

Aunt Vickie’s Pies

Food for Good Thought

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Hearth Bakery

Mary’s Catering

Nova Terra Farm

Omega Buns

Solo Merengues

Stand by Faith

Sweet Cheese

Tupelo Doughnuts

Yvonne’s Cookies


Check back often for news, recipes and more!

Posted by Cass Freeland

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