Goodness Grows News

September 2018

Newsletter #17

Canfield Fair Ribbons!

We had a great year at the fair! Our staff and clients worked their hardest and entered several different jams in the Arts & Crafts building, two pumpkins in the Pumpkin Barn, and some vegetable selections in the Grange. We are so proud to report two first place ribbons for jam and a third place for a decorated pumpkin. We took a field trip to the fair and everyone got a kick out of seeing our entries displayed. As the Canfield Fair tagline states, it definitely was "something to crow about!"
Traditional Cow Picture!

Jam Sales

Looking for some blue ribbon winning Blueberry Lemonade or Peach Habanero jams? Hungry for our Cranberry Jalapeno Jungle Jam, the 2015 Canfield Fair Best of Show winner? In search of one of our other delicious flavors? Contact us through our website, on Facebook, send an email, or give us a call! We would be glad to arrange a pick-up or delivery. Or, if you are out shopping, our jams are carried in Salem at Reach for the STARS, the Supplement Station, and Simply Scarves...and Such. They are also at the other three Simply Scarves...and Such locations in Columbiana, Austintown, and Minerva. Our jam selection varies with the seasons and not all flavors are available year-round.

High School Classes Return!

The new school year has started and classes are back at Goodness Grows! Leetonia High School has been here twice already and Crestview and Salem start their visits this week. We love this time of the harvesting is being done, the weather is cooling down, and our friends are here to work on all the autumn tasks with us. The students have helped with grape processing, jam making, catnip toy making, cleaning, and pumpkin painting so far and we have plenty more fun projects to tackle together in the upcoming days.

Special Projects We Work On

Community Supported Agriculture

Our 2018 CSA is drawing to a close with only two more pick-up days left. We appreciate all the folks who subscribed this year! You all have been a pleasure to work with and we have enjoyed seeing you each week. Keep your eyes peeled for CSA 2019 info, coming in late winter/early spring. We would love to have our current subscribers join in again, and we invite new subscribers to jump on board.

Upcoming Events

Goodness Grows loves to be out in the community, meeting new people, sharing our mission, and giving out jam samples! Look for us at the following locations:

Austintown Farmers Market - Monday, September 17 & 24

Mission Night Market - Friday, October 12

Youngstown Flea - Saturday, October 13

Namaste in the Yo - Sunday, November 11

Canfield High School Craft Show - Saturday, December 1

We update our website and Facebook page as new dates are added. In addition to selling jam at these shows, we usually have our catnip toys. Sometimes we have special craft projects that our clients and students create, like wooden pumpkins, birdhouses, and snowmen.

Community Coat & Clothing Giveaway

Common Ground, our home base, is having a coat and clothing giveaway on October 13th from 10:00am - 2:00pm. They will have coats/jackets/hats/etc. for a variety of ages as well as clothing of different sizes. Come check it out and maybe you’ll find something your family would love to wear! No requirement for income or proof of residence. Everyone welcome! Free cookies, cocoa, and coffee plus a craft for the kids.

Would you like to donate a clean coat or other item of outerwear? Do you have clothing you or your family has outgrown, that someone else could put to good use? All donations appreciated! Call us to arrange a drop-off time. Thank you!

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.