Did you know Youngstown has its own form of currency?
While the downtown and northside farmers' markets take traditional cash as well, the wooden dollars are accepted by the markets' vendors.
This year, the markets are accepting food stamps, giving people access to fresh fruits and vegetables as some neighborhoods only have smaller junk-food filled convenience stores within walking distance.
Let's step inside the market on a typical saturday...
Thanks to Carmella Pesa, you can get fresh-baked zucchini bread, banana bread, and other baked goods. Fantastic quality.
Canned goods, bbq, braided garlic, cookbooks, breads, soaps, a cornucopia of veggies, and good people can be found here from 9am to 1pm at Wick Park for the rest of September.
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