A modern, Italian twist: Emma Hearth & Market opens in fixed Benton Harbor location.

A modern, Italian twist: Emma Hearth & Market opens in fixed Benton Harbor location.

BENTON HARBOR — Coated in flour and remnants of pizza dough, Steve Zieverink couldn’t help but smile.

It had only been a week since Zieverink opened Emma Hearth & Market in downtown Benton Harbor, but it felt like a multi-year effort.

Having spent the past three years operating out of a food truck at several farmer’s markets and breweries, Zieverink and his wife, Wendy Uhlman, were able to open the pizzeria on June 20 to coincide with Art Hop.

“There’s been overwhelming support from the Benton Harbor community,” Zieverink said. “I like feeding people. There’s a health component to it.”

Located at 225 E. Main St., Emma Hearth & Market uses a wood-fired oven that cooks pizzas in 90 seconds. The low-dome oven reaches 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which puts the flame right over the pizza – giving it a charred and rustic look.

EMMA HEARTH & MARKET NewCULINARY EXPERIENCE OPENS IN DOWNTOWN BH FRIDAY |  What's Happening | By Pat Moody | Posted June 19, 2019

EMMA HEARTH & MARKET NewCULINARY EXPERIENCE OPENS IN DOWNTOWN BH FRIDAY | What's Happening | By Pat Moody | Posted June 19, 2019

Wendy says, "We’ll be opening for the season at our new location in the Benton Harbor Arts District, starting with a simple menu featuring our Roman style wood fired pizza for pick up and limited outdoor seating." Starting this Friday, June 21st Hearth & Market's open hours will run Thursday-through-Sunday from 11am-until-8 pm.

The husband and wife team say, "This pursuit of the good life is what we want to share with you!  We sell the products we make at our farm, everything from fresh organic produce to shelf stable products, to kitchen tools and accessories." They add, "Good taste and nutrient dense foods are our main concerns. Our 'Seed To Savor' mentality is all about helping you at every step in the healthy food process from organic seeds and seedlings, to chef curated meal boxes, wood fired food truck offerings and even composting education to achieve the best soil quality."

They actually offer supplies, education and workshops to help teach you how to 'do it yourself', and share important issues of current times such as bringing more young people to farming and the importance of responsible land practices.

As Wendy says, "Our goal is to educate people about current food issues to create a dialogue towards better health and happiness, as well as make it easy to access the best organic food possible! There's so many amazing possibilities for the quality of our food  in the future and we look forward to the exploration and problem solving we'll do with you, our customers!"

We're featured in The Chicago Tribune '10 favorite dog friendly food spots'!

 

By Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune

Hearth & Market

The mobile pizza-makers have brought their wood-burning oven back to Chicago. Now you and your dog can find them Fridays in a lovely, dog-friendly backyard at the Plant Chicago in the Back of the Yards neighborhood (also Saturdays at the 61st Street farmers market bridging Hyde Park and Woodlawn). Get the breakfast pizza ($17) with a sunny chicken or duck egg when available. Plant Chicago, 1400 W. 46th St.; 61st Street farmers market, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.; 312-402-3886; www.hearthmarket.com

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/restaurants/ct-best-dog-restaurant-patios-food-0705-20170630-story.html

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Pizza Party Friday's at the Plant in Chicago

We're excited to announce we will be slinging pies in the Back of the Yards, Chicago every Friday from 2pm - 7pm starting this Friday, June 23rd! 

The Plant - http://plantchicago.org
1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
 

 

We're on the Chicago Tribune best food list for 2016!

We're on the Chicago Tribune best food list for 2016!

We're very excited to have Hearth & Market be on the Chicago Tribune best food of the year list! We are among some amazing restaurants and food establishments so this is quite an honor…Also very inspiring as we plan what's next for 2017!!

Mushroom pizza at Hearth & Market
Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune

Husband and wife Steve Zieverink and Wendy Uhlman farmed and foraged the ingredients for their porcini and shiitake pizza, baked neo-Neapolitan-style in their wood-fired mobile pizza oven that tours summer farmers markets. The pie came smothered in tiny green Galapagos Island tomatoes and Italian truffle oil. Start counting the days until winter is over. www.hearthmarket.com. — Louisa Chu

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-best-restaurant-dishes-2016-20170101-photogallery.html

 

You can also listen to Louisa Chu discuss her list and Hearth & Market on WGN:

http://wgnradio.com/2017/01/01/the-chicago-tribunes-best-restaurants-of-2016/

 

Our latest collaboration: Aster Bloom, a Rustic Harvest Ale

Our latest collaboration: Aster Bloom, a Rustic Harvest Ale

We're collaborating with North Pier Brewing!  The overall idea: brew unique beers that incorporate the fruits and vegetables harvested locally at Live Station Farm using our sustainable farming practices.

We are excited to release the first beer in this new series: Aster Bloom, a Rustic Harvest Ale that uses Honey and Sunchokes.

Try it now at North Pier Brewing while it lasts!

Also read more about it here...

Pizza hits the road: Got oven, will travel, as pies go mobile

Pizza hits the road: Got oven, will travel, as pies go mobile

By Louisa Chu, Contact Reporter
Chicago Tribune

Hearth & Market

Signature pizza: Porcini, sometimes shiitake based on availability, with green Galapagos Island tomato and onion sauce, caramelized shallots, pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, truffle oil and porcini reduction, topped with green grape-like tomatoes roasted whole ($12).

Husband-and-wife team Steve Zieverink and Wendy Uhlman cook stunning still-life pizza in a sleek stainless steel-clad oven on a tricked-out trailer they designed themselves — plus they farm, forage and make many ingredients too. The artist and designer, respectively, say their most popular pie is the porcini. If you hate truffle oil as I do, please note theirs is a real truffle-based oil imported from Italy and so carefully drizzled that it doesn't overwhelm.

Find it: Saturdays at the 61st Farmers Market in Woodlawn, Sundays at Cultivate Brewing in Berrien Springs, Mich., and Thursdays at North Pier Brewing in Benton Harbor, Mich. 312-402-3814, www.hearthmarket.com

Chefs dig deeper into farm-to-table, linking with farms or growing their own

Chefs dig deeper into farm-to-table, linking with farms or growing their own

Great write up in the Tribune about recent connections of farm to table - featured is our endeavor Hearth & Market! 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE 8/25/16

Instead of all following the same path, each of the five restaurants featured here started its project differently. One lucked into a partnership with a farm, while another started as a farm before getting into the mobile pizza business. One rooftop garden is the centerpiece of the dining experience, while another garden is hidden in a former alleyway. One even has an Oprah connection. But each shares a passion for locally grown produce, and the belief that diners can taste the difference in the food.

Hearth & Market Farm, To Food Truck, To Table Meal In Chicago

Hearth & Market Farm, To Food Truck, To Table Meal In Chicago

It was a beautiful Chicago night for Hearth & Market at Experimental Station in Hyde park with Arcade Brewery and Build Coffee! Farm to table to food truck meal including zucchini cake appetizers, rainbow Swiss chard salad with edible flowers, shiitake and prosciutto wood fired pizza and peach/blueberry dessert tart with sweet onion cream sauce! Wow and a big thanks to our Kickstarter supporters who were able to be there! 

Also check out the Kickstarter campaign Build is doing and support their new space:
Build Coffee https://www.kickstarter.com/projec…/buildcoffee/build-coffee

A bit of Italy meets local farm food in Mt Adams with Hearth & Market

A bit of Italy meets local farm food in Mt Adams with Hearth & Market

A moment of beauty for all the senses from visual to taste happened at the rookwood restaurant this past week to celebrate the opening of the hearth & market wood fired pizza truck and mobile market, and honor the kickstarter supporters that helped to make it happen.

Thanks to Mark Bowen Media for beautiful images of the event!