The Mission

To create a healthy, socially just, economically viable and inter-dependent local food system promoting the sustainable growth of food, forest, forage and fuel. We are dedicated to reducing our carbon imprint, raising local agricultural skills and resources in Youngstown and neighboring communities.

The Vision

We envision Youngstown as a model for food security that employs urban agriculture, waste reduction and resource re-use. As center of local and direct markets, small plot agricultural production and processing, citizens will find cottage industry scale and meaningful work opportunities. This return to our agricultural heritage as a means of strengthening our health and economic security will create opportunities for people of many generations, organizations, and cultures to build relationships and care for the environment.

Areas of Focus

Farm to You — a community supported agriculture style market
Edible Corridors — an urban agriculture application for vacant land re-utilization at Ohio and Fairgreen and Erie and Williamson
Prep & Preservation — samplings, demonstrations, workshops and cooking classes

Upcoming Events

Not Your Nonna’s Sauce

Grow Youngstown and the Youngstown Rotary Club, present NOT YOUR NONNA’s…, a non-traditional “Pasta Dinner”. We all have our favorite red sauce, likely it was our grandma’s or that of a close relative. This is something different. We promise that NOT YOUR NONNA’S… will change your notion of “sauce” forever.

Ticket holders will receive three servings of pasta (wheat, gluten free and spaghetti squash available) and choose from over 20 sauces. Salad, choice of non-alcoholic beverage and desert are provided. Additional servings of pasta are $5.00. Tickets are $15.00 for anyone over the age of 10 and $5 for anyone under 10. Ticket for beer and wine will be for sale.

Sauce Categories:
• Red – a sauce based on any naturally red produce (tomatoes, beets, cherries, peppers….)
• Green – a sauce based any naturally green produce (basil, spinach, chard, escarole brussel sprouts….)
• White − a sauce based on cheese, nuts, squash, turnips, potatoes—orange fleshed crops are allowed)

Purchase your tickets here.