Goodness Grows News

July 2019

Newsletter #27

Mission Night Market Tonight ~ Friday, July 12

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1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman

The Mission Night Market aims to bring diverse people together under the night sky in a celebration of culture, community and connection.

Mission Night Market is the 2nd Friday of each month May-October from 6P-10P.

Each month Mission Night Market will provide opportunities to local producers to share healthy foods, new businesses can get their feet wet, musicians will reach new audiences community groups will get to share their programs and all of us get to gather as neighbors.

Come see us for Jungle Jam, Juicy Jam, and birdhouse gourds!

The Youngstown Flea ~ Saturday, July 13

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110 Freeman Alley, Youngstown


The Youngstown Flea hosts a “Market For Makers” once per month right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. This market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and repurposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing, and collectibles. We hand select the best picks in town who have a true passion for creating. 2019 Flea Dates: April 20 / May 11 / June 15 / July 13 / Aug 17 / Sept 7 / Oct 5

Come find us for all your Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam needs!

Columbiana Wine Festival ~ July 19 & 20

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Firestone Farms 101 TownCenter Ave, Columbiana

The 2019 Columbiana Wine Fest features:

* 7 Ohio Wineries

* 12 Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors

* Great Live Music

* Delicious Food

* Outdoor Tented Event

* Beautiful & Fun Park-Like Setting

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. The first 150 ticket purchasers get a free wine charm made by Goodness Grows.

Proceeds benefit the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Columbiana’s unique heritage and sustainable tourism designed to contribute to the area’s economic growth. The charity hosts the Joy of Christmas and Wine Festival events annually, collaborates with local businesses and works in conjunction with the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, please call the CATB at 330 482-2282, email, or visit

Goodness Grows is so excited to participate again in this local event.
Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam pair great with wine! Stop by and see us there!

GG Out & About

Come check out these fun events!


12 - Mission Night Market (6-10pm)

13 - Youngstown Flea (9am-3pm)

15 - Austintown Farmers Market (5-8pm)

19 - Columbiana Wine Fest (4-9)

20 - Columbiana Wine Fest (2-9)

22 - Austintown Farmers Market (5-8pm)

29 - Austintown Farmers Market (5-8pm)


3 - Green Twp. Firemen's Fest (4:30-10pm)

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

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)

New events may be added. Check our website or Facebook page for changes.

Mission Groups

We had our second mission trip visit and got so much accomplished! Big thanks to New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, PA for all their hard work and enthusiasm. From demolition to building, carrying cinder blocks to painting rocks - they did it all! We had a great day with this bunch and appreciate everything they worked on here, as well as their good humor, teamwork, and love of Jungle Jam! We are now looking forward to next week and our third group of the summer. We love mission groups!

CSA Time

Despite the slow start to this very rainy growing season, things are coming along. More and more of our crops are growing and our CSA shares have been full of good things. We have also supplemented our produce with items from farms such as Zimmerman's, Horst, and Huffman's. We are lucky to have so many great local farms in our community! It is an exciting and delicious time of the year as we harvest all sorts of crops from our gardens, fields, and raised beds. Our crew is doing a great job and working hard!

Youth Group Service Day

The Youth Group of Common Ground Church Community spent a service day here at GG. They pitched in with weeding, planting, and painting. We love having groups of helpful and fun folks helping with all the tasks we do here and this bunch did great! We look forward to another day with them next week!

July Jam Update

​Available now:

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

Juicy Jam: Strawberry Lemonade (Made with both Goodness Grows' & Huffman's strawberries!) COMING SOON ~ Blueberry Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade

These are our special fruit jams, made with no peppers.

Let us know if you want to arrange a pick-up or delivery. Jungle Jam is 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!

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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.