Local market helps teach lessons about food

Nutrition is the focus of the Northside Market in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Getting the most from the foods we eat is the focus of a weekly market in Youngstown.

The MyCap Farmer’s Market on Fifth Avenue in Youngstown runs every Thursday until October. Thursday’s market is a farm stand market, which is a smaller version of the large-scale market held on Saturdays.

Also part of the market was a program hosted by the Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNUP), which offered cooking and money-saving demonstrations, along with recipes and food samples.

EFNUP works with all people, especially low-income clients, to help them manage healthy food on a limited budget.

“Having fresh food and vegetables here helps them have access to better food, and these are education demonstrations about how they can cook with local foods,” said Northside Market Manager Jim Converse.

Fresh, local produce are a showcase at the weekly markets.

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