YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – People living in Youngstown’s inner city now have a place to get fresh farm produce on a weekly basis this summer.
The Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market opened for businesss Tuesday afternoon. It is located at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Sherwood Avenue.
Eight vendors were set up Tuesday, offering fresh farm produce, baked goods and even plants for residents to grow on their own. This year, the vendors are taking food stamps and WIC coupons for purchases.
“The awesome thing about that is that we are able to a double up program with the card that is funded by Mercy Health. So we are actually able to double the purchases of those using food stamps. So if you swipe your card for $10, you will be able to get $20 to spend at the vendors for eligible food,” Liberty Merrill of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. said.
The Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. through the end of September.