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Sun May 26, 2019, 06:48 AM

With Stores Gone, Farmers Market To Fill Void In North St. Louis Food Desert

When several Shop N Save grocery stores closed last year in north St. Louis, residents in some neighborhoods were left without easy access to healthy produce.

A local nonprofit organization, A Red Circle, aims to fill the void with a monthly community farmers market that does more than just sell fresh food.

Its going to be a very cool farmers market with a purpose, Red Circle founder and CEO Erica Williams said.

The Red Circle Healthy Community Market will kick off today at Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church in Riverview. Organizers plan to hold the market every last Saturday of the month through the end of summer.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stores-gone-farmers-market-fill-void-north-st-louis-food-desert

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Sun May 26, 2019, 07:32 AM

1. That's terrific

but what about the rest of the year? Unless local hydroponic produce is available year-round, a huge need goes unmet.

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Sun May 26, 2019, 08:17 AM

2. As to the rest of the year

I cant say. I guess one does the best they can where they can with what is available.

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