Fresh Fork Market operates a local food subscription service that brings farm-fresh foods to Northeast Ohio residents. To showcase its service and products, Fresh Fork Market is hosting a pop-up dinner in University Circle. The event is titled “Dejuener Sur L’Herbe” after the famous Manet painting, and the theme is food as art. It will be served al fresco on Sunday, Sept. 21, on the newly designed Toby’s Plaza at the corner of Mayfield and Euclid Avenue, next to the Museum of Contemporary Art in the heart of University Circle. The reception is at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the evening is $45. Dinner will be served al fresco, and business casual dress is encouraged. Registration is online at conta.cc/1rmO0Jm.
The evening’s menu will feature dishes prepared by Chef Parker Bosley, Chef Adam Lambert and Chef John Selick. Diners will eat by candles and fairy lights in the open-air plaza, and enjoy food such as leg of lamb stuffed with rosemary and olive oil and chilled tomato soup with diced green vegetables. Some dishes will be plated, while others will be served “family style” and diners can create their own artful plate with the sauces and condiments.
For the 2014 season, Fresh Fork Market has three stops in University Circle for its farm buying club pick up. FFM established a stop at the Music Settlement and one at Toby’s Plaza in Uptown. This is in addition to the already-established stop at University Hospitals.
“Case [Western Reserve] is where I went to school,” says Trevor Clatterbuck, owner of Fresh Fork Market. “It’s where Fresh Fork Market was born. We want to be a part of the renaissance of the neighborhood. Urban living should not exclude you from having access to farm fresh products.”
About Fresh Fork Market In 2009, Fresh Fork Market created its farm-buying club modeled after a trend in direct-market farming known as community supported agriculture. Fresh Fork Market has since refined that model and grown its customer base from 40 weekly subscribers in 2009 to more than 3,000 weekly subscribers.