Youngstown welcomes Big Green Thing

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — It’s hard to miss Youngstown’s newest mobile dining option.

It’s a new food truck called the Big Green Thing run by a Youngstown woman who is taking some locally sourced ingredients to create unique dishes.

Owner Marla Herman said she didn’t choose the color green because it is her favorite color.

“We’re trying to promote healthy, sustainable, locally grown food,” said Herman.

She cooks the way she loves, with as much local ingredients as possible. Herman hopes her truck highlights ingredients in the region.

“Grass-fed burgers is one of my staples, locally grown produce is used in the sandwiches and whatever is seasonal,” said Herman.

Last Sunday Herman set up outside the B&O Station meeting some new fans of her food.

“All over the country food trucks are in and I just see them on TV and on Facebook and I’m like, ‘wow why don’t we have this, this is quite exciting,’” said Herman.

Herman served up some fresh options like grilled asparagus and chicken caesar soup.

“It’s a steal, fresh and farm, you know where it’s coming from. It is wonderful,” said Herman.

Running and owning her own food truck wasn’t an easy move. She actually sold her house to invest money in the truck.

“You really have to just let go of the fear and give it a try,” said Herman.

The big truck moves around to local events and farmers markets. If you can’t see the green, check their Facebook for the latest location.

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