Funds from the Cleveland Garlic Festival allow North Union Farmers’ Market to operate markets weekly throughout the year in Greater Cleveland.

We administer and expand our educational and charitable market programs, which continue to be very important complements to our market season:

  • Food Stamp enhanced purchases/EBT-SNAP
  • Music at the Market
  • Chef at the Market
  • Mighty Locavores K-2 educational programming in Cleveland Municipal School District
  • and much more.

With the help of 150 loyal farmers and producers, North Union Farmers Market will bring fresh, local, healthy food to more than 275,000+ customers this year.

With events such as our garlic festival, our partnerships and educational programming, we are able to reach both under-served and well-served populations of shoppers throughout Northeast Ohio.


North Union Farmers’ Market champions the local foods of Northeast Ohio and promotes their environmental, economic and health benefits by connecting certified producers with consumers through a network of markets.

The Cleveland Garlic Festival will further these goals by bringing awareness about the importance of local foods, while also spreading the love of garlic!

Where Does The Money Go?

North Union Farmers Market, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates 10 “certified producer-only farmers markets” throughout northeast Ohio. We knew we needed a fundraising source that met our mission. North Union markets jump start small farms, bakers, chefs and artists creating thriving communities of local entrepreneurs by bringing fresh, healthy foods from 16 counties! Access to these foods can be attained by all through EBT, WIC and Senior coupons at all of our locations.