Goodness Grows News

August 2019

Newsletter # 28

Upcoming Shows

Mission Night Market ~ Friday, August 9

The 2nd Friday of each month May-October from 6-10pm at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman. A Night Market with a Mission, showcasing local makers, vendors, entertainment, food & drink. We welcome all ages and we're family and pet friendly. Donations will be accepted for the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.

Heart & Home Marketplace + Sunflower Fest ~ Saturday, August 10

10am-4pm @ Maize Valley Winery, 6193 Edison St NE, Hartville, Ohio 44632

Maize Valley Winery's Sunflower Festival will feature 2+ acres of beautiful sunflowers where you will be able to take wagon rides to the field and access Sunflower paths. You will be able to pick your own sunflowers or pre-picked fresh sunflowers will be available to purchase, as long as the sunflower crop cooperates. Food trucks, Maize Valley's own wine+craft beer, live music, outdoor games in the grass, and over 100 local makers! This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine. Free parking and admission.

Youngstown Flea ~ Saturday, August 17

A “Market For Makers!” Held once per month, right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area, next to the Covelli Centre. 9am-3pm - June 15, July 13, Aug 17, Sept 7, Oct 5

August & September Schedule


9 - Mission Night Market (6-10pm)

10 - Maize Valley Winery (10am-4pm)

​12 - Austintown Farmers Market (5-8pm)

17 - Youngstown Flea (9am-3pm)

​19 - Austintown Farmers Market (5-8pm)

​26 - Austintown Farmers Market (5-8pm)


7 - Youngstown Flea (9am-3pm)

13 - Mission Night Market (6-10pm)

21 - Canfield Market on the Green (10am-4pm)

Mission Groups

Thank You to the 2019 Mission Groups!

July was just as spectacular with mission groups as June was! We had the pleasure of working with Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Trinity United Presbyterian Church from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and First Congregational UCC from St. Joseph, Michigan. Common Ground Church Community's Youth Group put in another day of service here as well. We are thankful for all the hard-working folks who come here to help this mission grow! We are also thankful for Canfield Presbyterian Church for handling all the logistics, planning, and housing for the mission trips. We love working with the staff and volunteers of Canfield Pres! Now we are looking forward to 2020!

Peach Season is Upon Us

Peach Habanero & Peach Lemonade Jams

Our crew has been in high gear with jam making. We moved from strawberry season to blueberry season and now peach season has arrived! That means that it is time for seasonal favorites ~ Peach Habanero Jungle Jam and Peach Lemonade Juicy Jam! Check us out at any of the events or markets listed above or give us a call to arrange a pick up. Our jams are also available at Reach for the STARS in Salem, at all four locations of Simply Scarves...and Such, at the Supplement Station, and at the Kufleitner's car dearlership!! We are grateful for all these wonderful local businesses!

Currently Available

(Some are in limited quantities.)

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

Juicy Jam: Strawberry Lemonade, Peach Lemonade

Scenes from our CSA

Big picture

One of the Onion Bed Bunnies!


August 8, 15, 22, 29

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10


August 15, 29

September 12, 26

October 10

Saying Goodbye to GG Workers

Unbelievably, the end of summer is almost here. The start of the new school year is in sight. We are not entirely sure how that happened so fast! This time of year brings excitement with the harvest getting better, the Canfield Fair starting, and getting ready for various school classes to return. But, it also brings the sadness of saying farewell to members of our GG family. We have already said goodbye to Cameron, as he started football practice. This is our last day with Darius before he heads off to college. Soon, we will have to say goodbye to Bradly as well as our volunteer, Quinn. We are very lucky that Trevor and our volunteers Tucker and Morgan will be staying with us as we head into fall! We appreciate all the hard work that all of these young men put in this summer and we have had loads of fun working with them! Hopefully some (or all!!!) will return to us next year!

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.