The new season of the Downtown Farmer’s Market kicked off Tuesday afternoon in Youngstown.
The market is part of the 30-Mile Meal Program, which is geared towards promoting local farmers, producers, businesses and organizations that highlight locally-grown and produced food. All the local, fresh items can be found within a 30 mile radius of Youngstown.
The goal is to educate residents on the availability of local food and the benefit for the local economy.
Brian Bolzane with AmeriCorps volunteers with the project and said the farmer’s market offers a variety of products, giving consumers fresh choices.
“A lot of times they only offer two or three products and consumers are interested in a wide range of products,” said Bolzane. “We are competing with grocery stores so we do aggregation, which means we are able to supply a wide range of things that people want.”
The Downtown Farmer’s Market on Federal Plaza is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m every Tuesday. Other markets are listed below.
- Howland Farmers Market, June 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Northside Farmers Market, June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Downtown Youngstown Farmers Market, June 11, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Howland Farmers Market, June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.