Northside Farmer’s Market Marks 13th Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Northside Farmer’s Market will mark 13 years this year with an updated location at 135 Baldwin Ave.

The market is on the Lake to River Food Hub Campus at 901 Elm St. near the corner of Elm Street and Baldwin Avenue, two blocks north of Youngstown State University and one block south of Wick Park. It is held weekly thought the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The market moves to its outdoor home Saturday, according to a Lake to River news release. Vendors at the market include Dandelion Lane Farm, GardenView Acres, Iron Roots Urban Farm, Carol’s Homemade Baked Goods, Ginger Gorge Organics and Hellen Back Farms.

“The market provides fruits and vegetables from area farms and orchards, as well as urban farms from neighborhood growers throughout the city,” Jim Converse, market manager, said in the release.

“By capturing food dollars for local growers, the market has helped foster food-based economic development including the growth of the Lake-to-River Food Coop online ordering system, which has grown into a kitchen incubator for value-added growers and will soon open a cooperatively owned grocery store on the North Side,” he added.

Products available for sale include fresh greens, rhubarb, asparagus, radishes and turnips, eggs, pasture-raised pork and poultry, jellies, jams, honey and baked goods, and more as the season progresses. The Big Green Thing Better Food Truck also sets up weekly at the market.

The market accepts Electronic Benefit Transfer – or EBT — payment and through funding from Mercy Health Foundation is able to “double up” the amount of EBT tokens spent. Women, Infants and Children and Senior Nutrition coupons are also accepted by some vendors.

For more information about the Northside Farmer’s Market, contact Converse at 330 518 6971 or [email protected].

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