Goodness Grows News

June 2020

Newsletter #38

Welcome Summer!

Staking Tomatoes

CSA Begins Thursday!

CSA pick-up starts June 25, for both Weekly Shares and Bi-Weekly Shares. Produce will be ready for pick-up on Thursdays from 4-7pm. We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone! We will send out a CSA Newsletter/Pick-up Reminder to subscribers each Thursday with a list of items, some recipes, and photos that celebrate garden fresh goodness


June 25

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

August 6, 13, 20, 27

September 3, 10, 17, 24


June 25

July 9, 23

August 6, 20

September 3, 17

We thank each and every one of our CSA subscribers for supporting the mission of Goodness Grows! We hope you enjoy this year's CSA program and we will strive to provide the freshest, tastiest local produce and value-added products as possible. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask/call/email/text...whatever works for you. We want to hear about the good and the bad so that we can continue to grow and improve our program!

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The Youngstown Flea

Season five of The Youngstown Flea - in the heart of downtown Youngstown next to the Covelli Centre.

2020 Dates: July 11 / Aug. 15 / Sept. 12 / Oct. 3

Fun music, free yoga, food trucks, art/artists, antiques and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing & collectibles, jewelry, candles, reclaimed metals/wood, apparel, specialty drink vendors, farmers market & produce, and more. FREE ADMISSION + ON-SITE PARKING

Goodness Grows plans on being there and we hope to see you there as well! Other than the Flea, we still don't have a "Market/Show List" finalized. Like most everyone else, we are taking this unusual summer one day at a time. If another event pops up, we will let you know through Facebook:

The Joy of Jungle Jam

Our return to the Flea this month was such a success and now we are in a flurry of jam making. Kitty took 62 assorted jars of Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam to Youngstown on June 13 and returned home with just 3 jars! Thanks, everyone!! (On a related note, she also came back with some of our empty jam jars that our customers returned for $1 off a jar of jam. Returning your jars saves you money, save us from having to buy more jars, and helps with reusing items instead of throwing them away. A win on all counts!)

Current Flavors:

Jungle Jam: Strawberry Jalapeno, Blueberry Jalapeno, Berrylicious Jalapeno, Hot (Jalapeno Habanero), Pineapple Habanero, Cherry Habanero, Peach Habanero

Juicy Jam: Strawberry Lemonade

Jungle Jams contain hot peppers - either jalapeno, habanero, or both. Juicy Jams are our limited specials of fruit and 'lemonade' jam - no peppers here! Give us a call at 330-549-9408 or contact us online to arrange a pick-up or delivery. Jungle Jam is also available at Reach for the STARS in Salem and online through their website: .

GG's Toad Friends

We don't just make jam and work in the gardens...we also learn about nature, wildlife, life cycles,
and more! Meet two of our amphibian pals - Joe (the big guy) and Slimy (the little one).

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There's Always Something to Do at GG

Speaking of Weeding...

Weeders Always Welcome!

You are invited to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors, right here on our property. Take time to appreciate nature while pulling some weeds in the flower beds. Goodness Grows works to try to keep the beds looking good but, with the pressure of the summer growing season, time is often scarce. All help is appreciated! Give us a call or send an email to set up a volunteer time.

"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds." ~ Gordon Hinckley

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Check out our website & Facebook page to learn more!

Goodness Grows is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit operating out of Common Ground Church Community. Our mission is to cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities. We are working to improve people's lives through social and therapeutic gardening practices. We'd love for you to join us!

Create. Cultivate. Thrive.