Tuesday, July 28, 2009

downtown farmers market every tues 1:30-5pm till late september

farmers markets and fresh vegetables are taking root in Youngstown.

For the second straight year, the weekly downtown farmers market is joining the weekly northside farmers market - providing two opportunities in the city for local folks to buy local produce and baked goods.

so here is the schedule:

EVERY TUESDAY - July 21th to Sept 22th
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Downtown - Federal Plaza at Market St.

EVERY SATURDAY - July 18th to Sept 26th
9:00am to 1:00pm
NorthSide - 1105 Elm Street, eastern side of Wick Park

from a story in last week's Business-Journal, one part highlighted making local produce accessible by all locals:
To help more residents take advantage what the market offers, vendors accept the Ohio Direction Card for payment.

The Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing our Neighborhoods organization helped to bring the Ohio Electronic Benefits Transfer Farmers' Market Demonstration Project to the Northside Farmers’ Market, one of 26 participating farmers’ markets in the state, said Action’s health and wellness committee chairwoman, Sheila Klasovsky.

Although the group couldn’t bring the system to the downtown market, “we have the ability to fill out a slip and do it later, so people can use it here,” Klasovsky said.

Work downtown? Take a coffee break and go buy some veggies...

Work elsewhere? Come down and support local entrepreneurs...

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