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Published: Sunday, 5/18/2014

Toledo Farmers’ Market will bloom for the holiday weekend


Memorial Day weekend is a good time to visit the Toledo Farmers’ Market. On Saturday and May 26, farmers will sell baked goods, produce, and meats. Shoppers also can enjoy fair-style foods, such as kettle corn, hot dogs, Italian sausage, gyros, barbecue ribs, onion rings, and fries.

Next Sunday, the annual Flower Day at the market, 35 growers and greenhouses will sell flowers and plants. This event is the largest such sale in northwest Ohio.

The Toledo Farmers’ Market is at the corner of Market and Superior streets. Parking will be available along Erie Street and throughout the Warehouse District.

For more information, go to toledofarmersmarket.com.

Wine tasting

A beach party-themed wine tasting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. June 6 on the Penguin Deck and in the Main Plaza at the Toledo Zoo, where you can enjoy wines and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music provided by the Toledo School for the Arts’ Glass City Steel.

Appetizers will include: Pineapple cilantro salsa with fresh tortillas and black bean dip, barbecued pork belly BLT’s, roasted garlic hummus with assorted dippers, and spiced rum and caramel fondue with pretzel rods. The wines to taste will be: Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc, Miguel Torres Rose, Miguel Torres Merlot, and Los Vascos Reserve Red from Chile; Piedra Negra Pinot Gris, Antigal Uno Malbec, and Antucura Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina; Nederburg “Lyric” White Blend, Nederburg Pinotage, and Finlayson “The Berry Box” from South Africa; and Yalumba Antique Tawny from Australia.

The cost is $40 for Toledo Zoo members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information, go to toledozoo.org/​site/​program/​442.

New location

The Oasis Restaurant and Delivery is opening a new location at 2531 S. Reynolds Rd.

“The opening of our newest location is the sixth edition to our restaurant family and the first of multiple stores opening in 2014,” says Mo Dari, owner of all the Oasis locations.

The Oasis offers a variety of foods, including burgers, wings, pizza, and Mediterranean dishes. For each of its locations, orders may be placed online at eatatoasis.com or by calling 567-225-FOOD (3663).

The Oasis Restaurant and Delivery is a family-owned business. For more information, contact Jason Vickers at 534-3000 or jvickers@eatoasis.com.

Egg-citing contest

Eggland’s Best announces its second “Your Best Recipe” Contest, in which a home cook can win $10,000. The contest is open through July 31, and you can submit your best original Breakfast, Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert recipes that call for at least two whole eggs at egglandsbest.com/​yourbestrecipe.

This year, there are two new categories: entrants have the chance to win an additional $1,000 for the “Fan Favorite” and “Kid-friendly” awards.

The “Kid-friendly” award recognizes recipes that kids can easily help to prepare, and the “Fan Favorite” award will be determined by public voting.

Send your food-related news for Morsels to food@theblade.com at least two weeks ahead of the event. Contact Mary Bilyeu at: mbilyeu@theblade.com or 419-724-6155.

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