#SpanningtheNeed: Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Solar Foods in Finland, What to know about the future of food production. (TV Broadcast)

#SpanningtheNeed: Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Solar Foods in Finland, What to know about the future of food production. (TV Broadcast)

Join us for a conversation on #SpanningtheNeed w/Dr. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Solar Foods in Finland. We will discuss life, as well as the evolutionists food production with a method that is not dependent on agriculture, weather, or climate. We will dig into the impact that it’s having on the world. #spanningtheneed |

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#SpanningtheNeed: Honorable Capri Cafaro, cookbook author, & Executive Residence-American University School (TV Broadcast)

#SpanningtheNeed: Honorable Capri Cafaro, cookbook author, & Executive Residence-American University School (TV Broadcast)

TV Broadcast: S1: E20: Join us for another episode of #SpanningtheNeed with cookbook author of United We Eat, former Ohio State Senate Minority Leader, and Executive In Residence at American University School of Public Affairs, the Honorable Capri S Cafaro as we discuss food, life and politics. #spanningtheneed #together

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Pop-Up Food Market Series 2021

Pop-Up Food Market Series 2021

ACTION and GROW Urban farm announce their third year of collaborating to bring fresh produce to the residents of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley through their Pop-Up Farmer’s Market Series.  Markets are scheduled at various locations, primarily in the city from June to September.

Youngstown has been declared a food desert.  Recognizing the correlation between fresh, unprocessed food and good health, ACTION and GROW Urban farm seek to address this issue through the markets. As often as possible, the produce that is sold is locally grown.  Multiple forms of payment are accepted including SNAP (and the “Double Up: program), WIC, Senior Produce Perks, cash and credit cards.

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#SpanningtheNeed: KIDS Edition w-Science at Home’s Mr. Ralf, OH WOW! Children’s Center (TV Broadcast)

#SpanningtheNeed: KIDS Edition w-Science at Home’s Mr. Ralf, OH WOW! Children’s Center (TV Broadcast)

TV Broadcast: S1: E17: KIDS Edition w-Science at Home’s Mr. Ralf, OH WOW! Children’s Center
A special KIDS Edition of Learning is right around the corner. Spanning the Need & OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science & Technology have teamed up to offer a live kids learning segment on science in the comfort of their home. Join Anthony Spano and Mr. Ralf as they do STEM based activities utilizing materials you find in your own home. #spanningtheneed #media #science #kids #children #ohwow #kidsfun #kidsedition

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ACTION and GROW Urban Farm begin 3rd season of Pop-Up Markets

ACTION and GROW Urban Farm begin 3rd season of Pop-Up Markets

Youngstown— ACTION and GROW Urban farm announce their third year of collaborating to bring fresh produce to the residents of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley through their Pop-Up Farmer’s Market Series.  Markets are scheduled at various locations, primarily in the city from June to September. The first market is Friday, June 4th from 11 am -2 pm on Federal Plaza in Downtown Youngstown. There will also be live music at several of the markets. A full schedule is online at www.actionoh.com or on our Facebook page at ACTION of Mahoning Valley.

This joint effort began in 2019 when the city acknowledged food access challenges, primarily from lack of access to grocery stores.  Youngstown has been declared a food desert.  Recognizing the correlation between fresh, unprocessed food and good health, ACTION and GROW Urban farm seek to address this issue through the markets. As often as possible, the produce that is sold is locally grown.  Multiple forms of payment are accepted including SNAP (and the “Double Up: program), WIC, Senior Produce Perks, cash and credit cards.

In addition to fresh produce, this year we have planned to have COVID-19 vaccinations at all locations with the cooperation the Youngstown City Health District.

ACTION ACTION is a grassroots community organization which seeks to unite faith groups, schools, neighborhood organizations, tenant councils, and other non-profits to work for social justice.

GROW Urban Farm is a social enterprise of Flying HIGH Inc. that exists to provide workforce development and job readiness training to individuals who have barriers to employment.

For more information, contact ACTION’s Executive Director Rose Carter at taulen@aol.com or 330 941 0475.

Food trends, easy recipes & meal ideas to help you cook smarter

Food trends, easy recipes & meal ideas to help you cook smarter

The latest food trends, easy recipes and healthy meal ideas to help you cook smarter. Chef Christopher was on our podcast to show us how to cook easy holiday recipes for our home needs. The two simple recipes are for a homemade caesar dressing/salad and a carbonara sauce tossed in spaghetti. 

Homemade Caesar Dressing/Salad

Ingredients:
1 Pound of Spaghetti 
4 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
6 Ounces of diced Pancetta
2 Tablespoon of real lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
¼ Cup of pure olive oil
2 Cups grated Romano
¼ Cup of grated Parmesan
Salt and Pepper to your taste

Optional: Frozen peas Fresh Italian parsley
Equipment needed: Blender or handheld emulsifier

Instructions: Wash and cut your Romain
Add all ingredients except olive and vegetable oil

Blend all ingredients well to a thicker substance, then slowly add both oils in a steady stream with the blender on low until you emulsify the dressing.

Add desired amount of extra Parmesan and croutons to the cut Romaine.

Pour dressing on to salad lightly and toss to coat the salad and serve in favorite salad plate.

Note: If you want to make your own croutons simply cube a thicker Italian or French bread and add pinches of dried basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add a few Tablespoons of vegetable oil and toss to coat the bread cubes and place on a nonstick cookie tray and bake them in oven set at 375 degrees.

Carbonara Sauce tossed in Spaghetti

Ingredients:
1 Pound of Spaghetti
4 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
6 Ounces of diced Pancetta
2 Tablespoon of real lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
¼ Cup of pure olive oil
2 Cups grated Romano
¼ Cup of grated Parmesan
Salt and Pepper to your taste

Optional:
Frozen peas
Fresh Italian parsley

Equipment needed:
Stock Pot, Saute Pan, Bowl, Whisk, Tongs

Instructions: Boil water in a stock pot and add spaghetti stir every 45 seconds. Cook 8 minutes for perfect al dente pasta. While pasta is cooking , preheat your saute pan , then add vegetable oil and pancetta.

Saute pancetta the same way as you like your bacon cooked. Strain spaghetti and immediately add it to your bowl.

Add all the eggs, lemon juice, salt, pepper, pancetta, olive oil, and all the cheese, continue to stir non stop until the pasta gets creamy.

You can add the peas and parsley now if you choose. Transfer the pastra to your pasta bowl and garnish with more cheese if you wish.