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Over Easy: To Market To Market ….

Silex Coffee maker

Well I have just finished a cup of coffee brewed in my new vacuum stove top coffee maker. Not unlike to old Silex one my grandmother had. I am not coffee connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, so would not know if it does any better job of brewing coffee than any other method.  But I always thought it was nifty to watch it in the morning on my grandmother’s stove, with the water bubbling up tp the top and then being sicked back down in the bottom.

This one I got from Amazon and is made in Taiwan. As is most things that are no made in China or Japan.

As I said in the title to market, to market as Wednesdays are generally my market days, when I make my trip to The West Side Market.   The West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest market and for my money the best place for meats, fruits and vegetables. Not to mention breads, cookies, cakes, sausages, poultry … you name it. With venders for just about anything. Dairy, pasta, Mexican, fish and even Asian.

There is also one area that sells only imported items like teas and spices.

Not a place for anyone with an eating disorder that’s for sure. The only other market of this type I have been to was the Reading Terminal Market in Phillie. and that was when I was much younger.

It has venders that specialize in locally grown meats and vegetables and organic GMO free.  I like to go on Wednesdays as it is less crowded then but can become a real zoo before a Holiday, with parking a challenge. Though they do have a good sized parking area.

The West Side Market is where I get my meats and chicken and Italian meat balls. But you have to be early for some things like baked goods, as they sell out very quickly.

Some venders don’t even open on Mondays but are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only. I have yet to get anything there that was not fresh and the venders are always very nice and helpful. Often giving advise how best to prepare their meats etc.

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Over Easy: To Market To Market ….

Silex Coffee maker

Well I have just finished a cup of coffee brewed in my new vacuum stove top coffee maker. Not unlike to old Silex one my grandmother had. I am not coffee connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, so would not know if it does any better job of brewing coffee than any other method.  But I always thought it was nifty to watch it in the morning on my grandmother’s stove, with the water bubbling up tp the top and then being sicked back down in the bottom.

This one I got from Amazon and is made in Taiwan. As is most things that are no made in China or Japan.

As I said in the title to market, to market as Wednesdays are generally my market days, when I make my trip to The West Side Market.   The West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest market and for my money the best place for meats, fruits and vegetables. Not to mention breads, cookies, cakes, sausages, poultry … you name it. With venders for just about anything. Dairy, pasta, Mexican, fish and even Asian.

There is also one area that sells only imported items like teas and spices.

Not a place for anyone with an eating disorder that’s for sure. The only other market of this type I have been to was the Reading Terminal Market in Phillie. and that was when I was much younger.

It has venders that specialize in locally grown meats and vegetables and organic GMO free.  I like to go on Wednesdays as it is less crowded then but can become a real zoo before a Holiday, with parking a challenge. Though they do have a good sized parking area.

The West Side Market is where I get my meats and chicken and Italian meat balls. But you have to be early for some things like baked goods, as they sell out very quickly.

Some venders don’t even open on Mondays but are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only. I have yet to get anything there that was not fresh and the venders are always very nice and helpful. Often giving advise how best to prepare their meats etc.

West Side Market

The market is located in a semi gentrified area of Cleveland called Ohio City. I say semi gentrified since the area is nicer than most, it’s not what I would consider up-scale.

West Side Market Interior

At the corner of West 25 Street and Lorain Av, you easily see Progressive Field and downtown Cleveland.

I have just shopped for my meats and what not for the next two weeks so likely not go until next week. Good thing as I always buy too much there.

What’s on you minds Fire Pups ? Off topic is topic here.

 

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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