NILES, OH - On Thursday, July 22nd the Scrappers will change their name to the Mahoning Valley Peppers in Oil presented by the Italian Food Trail (Trumbull County Tourism) with 21 WFMJ. The iconic area appetizer will be featured on the game worn jerseys, retail hats and shirts. The Peppers
NILES, OH - On Thursday, July 22nd the Scrappers will change their name to the Mahoning Valley Peppers in Oil presented by the Italian Food Trail (Trumbull County Tourism) with 21 WFMJ. The iconic area appetizer will be featured on the game worn jerseys, retail hats and shirts. The Peppers in Oil jerseys will be auctioned off at the July 22nd Scrappers game in a silent auction and through the app, LiveSource. Proceeds from the auction will benefit United Way of Trumbull County.
Peppers in Oil became popular in the United States back in the late 19th century; an ethnic cultural food recipe favorite and introduced by European immigrants. Locally, the Brier-Hill (Little Italy) community of Youngstown, Ohio is one area where the most influence triumphed in regards to the art of gardening, cultivating and canning the mild to spicy, yet extremely flavorful soaked peppers in oil. Peppers in Oil can be served many ways, but most popularly with Italian bread.
The Scrappers invite members of the Italian Food Trail developed by Trumbull County Tourism and other local restaurants to claim reign as “Best Peppers in Oil in the Valley” voted upon by Scrappers fans. Fans can purchase a tasting package for $20 and includes a game ticket, 10 tastings and a souvenir cup. Restaurants and businesses can reserve a spot which includes a table to provide samples, option to sell their Peppers in Oil (with proper retail licensing), ten game tickets, and ability to provide promotional materials to fans.
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"This is a unique and fun way to share one of our most iconic regional dishes with both visitors and residents. Come out to the ballpark for a taste of what Trumbull County has to offer," says Beth Kotwis Carmichael, Executive Director of Trumbull County Tourism.
Peppers in Oil retail items are available and can be purchased online at mvscrappers.com or at the team store at Eastwood Field. Tickets for July 22nd, sampling packages are available for purchase here, by calling 330-505-0000 or visiting the Chevy All Stars Box Office at Eastwood Field.
Mahoning Valley is one of six founding members of the MLB Draft League, joining the Frederick Keys, the State College Spikes, the Trenton Thunder, the West Virginia Black Bears and the Williamsport Crosscutters. The Scrappers 2021 season is presented by Lordstown Motors. For more information, visit mvscrappers.com or contact the front office at 330-505-0000.