Goodness Grows News

May & June 2021

Newsletter #48

Welcome, Summer!

May and June have been busy, busy, busy here at Goodness Grows! Our crew has been deep into planting, watering, weeding, and....the best part...harvesting! Our strawberry crop has been coming in beautifully. What a great feeling it is to have our very own berries turned into Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam!! Woohoo!!!

Adventures in Strawberries

Mission Groups Return

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Thank you to Canfield Presbyterian Church for always being a wonderful Mission Trip partner! CPC brought Youth Group members out to Goodness Grows this week for the first Mission Group Work Day since 2019. What a blessing to be able to once again welcome a group to the property, to share what we do here, and to work together on a beautiful summer day! These hard-working folks helped us with one of the wood's trails. They cleared away branches and laid mulch to help make the trail more accessible for all.

If you have a group (or know of a group) that would like to come spend time working on projects with us here in North Lima, please send them our way. We love and appreciate volunteers!

In the Community

Our schedule still isn't as busy as it had been before the pandemic began, but we are pleased to be getting back out to some shows and events. We have already been at two Youngstown Fleas this season and will be back out there on July 10 from 9am-3pm. This Saturday, June 19, we will be set up in the village of Columbiana for the Chamber of Commerce's Block Party. Come see us for Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam!

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Jam News

We always have some Jam available for purchase. Give us a call at 330-549-9408, contact us online to arrange a
pick-up/delivery, or stop by Reach for the STARS in Salem.

​Current Flavors at Goodness Grows:

Jungle Jam: Blueberry Jalapeno, Strawberry Jalapeno, Hot

Juicy Jam: Strawberry Lemonade

Cherry Habanero Jungle Jam is being made this week!

Jungle Jams contain hot peppers - jalapeno, habanero, or both.

Juicy Jams are our limited special fruit jam - no peppers here!

Time for Summer Interns

Everyone at GG was excited to welcome Cameron Fortune home when he returned in May. This is Cam's third summer with us and we hope he returns for many more! (Forever would be nice, but no pressure, Cam!)

CSA Begins Next Week!

Holy cow, where does the time go?!?!?! It seems like it was just snowing yesterday but we're actually halfway through June already and CSA pick-up begins next Thursday, June 24! Once again we thank all of our subscribers for putting your trust in us and partnering with us in this CSA adventure. We look forward to seeing you all next Thursday between 4-7pm. There will be some delicious items waiting for you! We will send out a CSA Newsletter/Pick-up Reminder to subscribers each Thursday with a list of items, some recipes/tips, and photos that highlight the goodness growing here!


June 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23


June 24

July 8, 22

August 5, 19

September 2, 16

We hope you enjoy this year's CSA program. We strive to provide the freshest, tastiest local produce and value-added items as possible. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask/call/email/text anytime. We need to hear about the good and the bad so that we can continue to improve our CSA program!

Outdoor Work & Play

You're always welcome to stop by to see what our GG crew is up to. We're here Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Volunteers are appreciated! If you like to spend time in nature and feel the satisfaction of working in the soil, we are the place for you! During the growing season we are always in need of people to weed and we often have other projects to work on as well. Check out some of our spring activities in the pictures below. As you can see, we have fun together no matter what we are doing!


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.