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The 30 Mile Meal Project and the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau partner to bring local food passport program to the Valley

June 25, 2014 – The 30 Mile Meal Project announces a new partnership with the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop and promote a new food “passport” project to encourage residents and visitors to visit businesses offering local food options. The Mahoning County CVB has been a supporter of the 30 Mile Meal […]

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Northside Farmer’s Market has moved to 1325 Fifth Avenue, 44504 MYCAP Parking Lot

Saturday, June 21, 2014 – There will be a Press Conference at 10:30 at the Northside Farmer’s Market at their new “user-friendly” location now at Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) at 1325 Fifth Avenue across from Wick Park in Youngstown.  Speakers include Youngstown’s Third ward council person Nate Pinkard is “excited about the new […]

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30 Mile Meal announces second annual Restaurant Week

May 7, 2014 – The 30 Mile Meal announces that the second annual 30 Mile Meal Restaurant Week will be held from Saturday, August 9th through Saturday, August 16th, 2014 in restaurants throughout the area. During this week, participating eateries substitute local products in existing dishes, develop special menu items that primarily use locally sourced […]

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Partner Spotlight: Jen’s Country Living

Written by Jen Caraballo of Jen’s Country Living April 25, 2014 – While not local, but a national initiative, I recently purchased  a membership from the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org). Anyone can join. Membership is $10. That $10 gets you 10 free trees. Awesome!  You can pick from several collections. I chose the Autumn Collection which includes Scarlet Oak, […]

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Valley Priest Urges Community to Keep It Local

Father Noga of St. Patrick’s Church in Youngstown started buying local beef for the meatballs in their pasta dinners in the fall of 2013 and hasn’t stopped since. He tells us to “keep it simple and keep it local to help grow our communities. It takes a little bit more effort, but it makes a […]

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Film Director Visits Youngstown to Discuss His Film, Growing Cities and Promote Local Foods

Youngstown, OH – The Mahoning Valley Food Coalition (MVFC) is hosting two FREE screenings of the newly released film, Growing Cities, with Q&A sessions with Director, Dan Susman to follow each show. The events are scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014. The first show will take place 3:00PM at YSU Kilcalwey Center in Ohio Room (co-sponsored by YSU’s Grow Youngstown […]

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FEATURE: Local Restaurant to Begin Exclusive, Locally-Inspired, Seasonal Farm-to-Table and Locally Produced Food Menu

Magic Tree Pub & Eatery continues to grow its’ branches into the community! April 8, 2014- Boardman OH- Magic Tree Pub & Eatery is announcing the grand opening of their newly redesigned dining room, now named the Wine & Spirit Room, of which will have a creative locally sourced and/or locally produced food menu. The grand opening is scheduled for […]

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CARROTS: Nutritional Powerhouse

  © The Land Connection Foundation Red, black yellow, white, purple, green—these were the colors that wild carrots (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace) started out being – pretty much every color but orange! First cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, the original domesticated carrot was purple outside and yellow inside, similar to the […]

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Nutritional Tips from the Intern: Three Foods Beneficial to an Active Lifestyle

By: Eric Vendemia With summer upon us, it is important to make sure your body can keep up with the heat and humidity. Living an active lifestyle demands a lot from your body and in the summer months that demand only increases. Our bodies, just like cars, need to be constantly fueled up and in […]

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EAT YOUR GREENS: ANY GREEN!

  © The Land Connection Foundation If you stroll through just about any farmers market, you’ll see signs announcing  leafy greens you’ve probably never heard of: Tuscan black kale, mizuna, komatsuna, mustard greens, turnip greens, even wrinkled, crinkled, crumpled cress. The odd names and odd look of these greens put some people off, but don’t […]

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