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Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market Open for Business - WFMJ


If you're looking for fresh dinner ideas this summer, why not stop by a farmers market?

Urban farms have been popping up all around Youngstown and now that summer is here, all the fresh flavors are available at one stop.

Youngstown's Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., through September.

"I love to sell fresh food to people who look like me and people who live in my neighborhood, and I live in this neighborhood so I made sure this was the very first market I sold at," said Sophia Buggs of Lady Buggs Farm.

Buggs knows healthy, fresh food isn't always easy to come by, that's why she started tending her own garden and is teaching others how they can eat healthy too.

Another benefit to buying local are the simple ingredients that you know and can pronounce. Like, those found in Marcie's Jams and More.

"My rhubarb ginger (jam) has just rhubarb, fresh ginger, some sugar and some pectin," described Marcie Applegate.

Eating fresh can be more expensive. But, urban farms are all about making the produce available.

"If you come to the market and you use your food stamp card, if you swipe it for $10, you can get $20. If you swipe for $20 you get $40 to spend at the vendors. We love that because it makes food more affordable for people who need it," said Liberty Merrill with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market

2600 Glenwood Avenue

Every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

June 9, 2015 to September 29, 2015.

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