Goodness Grows News

May 2017

Welcome to newsletter #2!

We have much to report on and much to share about what's to come.

Dig in to see what goodness is growing now!

Plant Sale Continues!

We invite you to come shopping with us this weekend, Friday, May 12th & Saturday, May 13th, from 11am to 7pm. We have hanging baskets ($15 each or 2 for $25), potted plants, micro greens & veggies, herb jars, and more! This is the perfect time to buy Mother's Day gifts, Graduation gifts, Teacher gifts...any kind of gift you could dream up, actually! Now is also the time to get your yard ready for the summer, and our plants can help you do that! We want to give a shout out, and a great big THANK YOU, to all who came to see us this past weekend! Your purchases help fund our programs that work with special needs students and adults. We wouldn't be here without all of you, our supporters!

CSA Membership Still Possible

Did you miss the deadline to enroll in our CSA? Are you regretting that? Are you wondering where your farm-fresh produce is going to come from every week this summer? Well, do not despair! Call us, or send us an email, today. We would still be glad to be your source of local and delicious veggies and fruits!
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Youngstown Flea - May 20th

Look for us at the Youngstown Flea on Saturday, May 20th, from 11am to 4pm. This amazing local experience is located right next to the Covelli Centre, at 110 Freeman Alley in Youngstown. Come and enjoy live music, free yoga, food trucks, art, antiques & collectibles, jewelry, candles, reclaimed metals/wood, apparel, specialty drink vendors, farmers market & produce and so much more. We will be there with our Jungle Jam, hanging baskets, and other goodies. The Flea runs from April thru October.

Goodness Grows will be there on May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, and September 16.

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Our Students Are Busy!

Our spring days with the special needs classes from Leetonia, Crestview, and the Transition Program are quickly drawing to a close. The students (and teachers!) have been instrumental in making our Plant Sale a success, as well as getting our back greenhouse and gardens ready to grow goodies for the CSA program, the food pantry, and the summer markets. We are so very lucky to be able to grow and learn with all of these hard working folks.

Upcoming in June!

We will be at the RiverFest again this summer in Youngstown. This is an annual family friendly day of fun along the Mahoning River. We get to set up near the beautiful B&O Station to sell our jam and plants, while enjoying this amazing area. RiverFest is one of our favorite things to do each June. It is full of vendors, foods to try, crafts and games for kids, and much, much, much more! The Friends of the Mahoning River does an absolutely fabulous job of making this the place to be every summer. See you June 3rd by the river!
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Summer Mission Trips at Goodness Grows

This summer, we look forward to welcoming groups from:

Valley Presbyterian Church, Chagrin Falls, OH

Fellowship Reformed Church, Muskegon, MI

Northwest Community Church, Cincinnati, OH

Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, W VA

Fenton First Presbyterian, Fenton, MI

Sunset Hills United Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Mission groups will work along side community members, farmers, and people of all abilities growing fruit and vegetables and creating a sustainable food system. They will have the opportunity to make a difference in the Youngstown, Ohio area while discovering the beauty and bounty of creation! Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our mission trip availability.

Goodness Keeps Growing

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more summer events and news. As of now, we know:

  • We will be at the Austintown Farmers Market each week.
  • Our Family Fun Fest is Saturday, July 22nd.
  • On Saturday, July 29th we will be at the Lake Milton Legion Craft Show.

Want to get your hands in the soil and be a GG volunteer? We welcome people of all abilities and skill sets. Give us a call or drop us an email to get involved!


Goodness Grows is a faith-based non-profit that has grown out of the commitment of care to work creatively with community groups, congregations, workplaces, and individuals. Our mission is to inspire new hope by growing food locally and teaching sustainable vegetable production. Goodness Grows is committed to promoting human services through creation care, service, and education for people of all abilities.

Create. Cultivate. Thrive.