Goodness Grows News
Goodbye Summer & Hello Fall!
This summer was full to the brim! We enjoyed a mission trip visit from Canfield Presbyterian. We spent time out in the community blueberry picking, peach picking, and apple picking as well as shopping for supplies and helping various community members. There was plenty of planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting throughout this successful CSA season, which concluded last Thursday! Of course, our crew also spent time making jam and catnip toys as well as taking care of the building, the property, and the woods. One day even brought the adventure of clearing out our stream that was blocked due to the accumulation of storm debris. We had some birthday celebrations and celebrations to say goodbye to our beloved interns - always the saddest days of summer. Pastor Mike brought in a feast from his smoker for all of us to enjoy together. Some of our group made the twice monthly trip into Canfield all summer to work out at Fitness For All. We've learned and grown and had so much fun with instructor Bethany that we are continuing the visits through the fall.
Throughout the summer and now into the fall, we have been all over the area selling Jungle Jam, Juicy Jam, catnip toys, and GG t-shirts. Big thanks to the Youngstown Flea, the Columbiana Wine Fest, the Columbiana Beer Fest, the Makers Market at the Roundabout, and Canfield's Fall Market on the Green. Those community event days are awesome! We are very much looking forward to being back in Columbiana this weekend, October 7 from 12-8pm at the Witch Walk on Main.
Last week, we took a trip out to ill will brewing on Rt. 14, next to Harbel's Market. We spent the day learning from the fabulous staff as we get ready for our upcoming fundraiser there. Check out all the smiles below from our amazing day. Details about our collaboration further down this email.
As you can see, it has been a busy but awesome season for us here at GG. We hope you've had just as much fun and growth as we've had!
Thank You Interns!
We can't wait until you return! Have a great year!
Community Supported Agriculture
Our subscribers also enjoyed the fruits of the labor of other local farms. These are farms and markets where we bought seedlings that we then planted or where we purchased special items we don't grow, like sweet corn and peaches. Ortz's Crooked Creek Farm. Huffman Fruit Farm. Harvey's Garden. McMaster Farms. Windy Knoll Greenhouse. Anguili's. Rhodes. Sutherin's Greenhouse. Dillon Fruit Farm. Our area is so lucky to have so many talented and dedicated growers and farmers! Check them out - you won't be sorry!
Be on the lookout for CSA 2024 information. We will get that sent out in time for the Christmas shopping season. And to all of our 2023 CSA subscribers - THANK YOU for your support and for being an important part of the GG family. We appreciate you!
Seasonal Fun Saturday in Columbiana!
Get ready for an enchanting day of festive fun at the "Witch Walk on Main,"
thanks to the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce!
We are so excited to be a part of the fun this Saturday, October 7, as downtown
Columbiana is transformed into a captivating Halloween wonderland up and down Main Street. As the Chamber of Commerce says, "Revel in the lively camaraderie as Halloween vendors,
food trucks, and unique contests come to life! Come along with your most creative costume for the contest, prepare your best witch cackle, and master your pumpkin carving skills for
a day packed with thrilling activities."
We'll be there with special Halloween themed catnip toys along with an array of
Jungle Jams and Juicy Jams. Stop out and share your best witch cackle with us!
Annual October Giveaway
Just a few weeks until our Giveaway day up in the warehouse. We have paused collecting household items and clothes BUT if you have COATS to donate, we would love to take those!
Help spread the word that the community is invited on October 21 between 9:30am & 1:00pm to get what they need. No income requirements. No proof of residency. We're here to help.
Here's a Link to Share
GG Autumn Fundraiser
This year, we are thrilled to be trying a fun new fundraiser
- Drink Collab w/ill will brewing! Goodness Grows has partnered with this amazing local brewery to host a fundraising event! Together we've begun crafting a brand new brew that will be launched at 6pm on October 28, 2023. Join us and enjoy our new creation - the purchase of which will raise money to benefit our clients and program.
Free Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam samples. ill will beverages. Guest bartenders. Food. 50/50. Halloween lottery tree. And more! Fun for all ages at this can't-miss event of the season!
Creating Together at ill will
Classrooms Have Returned
Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam
Jungle Jam: - $7 - Blueberry Jalapeno, Hot, Peach Habanero,
Cherry Habanero, Pineapple Habanero, Dragon
Juicy Jam: - $7 - Cherry Lemonade, Cranberry Orange
Jam sales are our main source of income allowing us to pay our clients for all their work.
As a result, all jams sold are extremely important to us and very appreciated.
Your support truly keeps our programs running! Thank you!