After lunch, it was time for dessert! I hit the various bakery booths, and scored with two that offered vegan options! The first, Ciste by Crystal, located in Parma, Ohio. They had the most adorable tiny cupcakes and I am a sucker for a cupcake. They only had one vegan option on hand, a French Toast Cupcake, but that's all I needed and it was delicious! I was told that they can make anything on their menu vegan - I like the sound of that! The next bakery was About the Cake. They didn't have any vegan goodies on hand today, but they do offer them as well as gluten-free - both of which can be ordered via their website & they deliver! About the Cake also does those tricked out designer cakes you see on Food Network! One vendor there had dark vegan chocolate which was awesome, some painted like Aztec gold - but I ate my sample piece with such delight, that I forgot to get their card or even their name (sorry nice man who deserves a shout out). I did get a Chocolate Chia Cinnamon Bar from Fantasy Candies, another Cleveland-based company! They won't come out and say they are vegan, but close inspection of the ingredients revealed that this bar at least was!
Something I didn't buy, but think is a totally cool new concept is a grow your own mushroom garden kit by Back To The Roots! Everything you need to be your very own mushroom farmer is in one little box. In fact, your mushrooms grow in the box or rather out of the box! In 10 days and with very little effort, you can have 1 1/2 pounds of oyster mushrooms in your kitchen or wherever you like to grow things. The very helpful girl at the booth told me that oyster mushrooms are similar to Shitaki mushrooms and that you can get up to 4 crop yields out of one box, not bad for $19.95!
I had a very nice chat with Amy Jamieson-Petonic, a Cleveland-based health & wellness coach. She runs Nutrition Today with Amy J and offers a variety services for all your health needs. Super nice, full of energy and good info!
Lastly, I stumbled upon a pick-your-own berry farm - I do love farms! This one has been right under my nose for years, who knew there was a farm in Brooklyn, Ohio! Rosby Greenhouse & Berry Farm located at 42 E. Schaff Rd, Brooklyn Hts., OH 44131 is open to the public for red raspberry picking mid-August thru October - already marked my calendar!
All in all, a good show!