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Farmers Market Encourages Healthy Eating in BOTY

On 51st and Wood are a corner/liquor store, several brick apartment buildings, and a busy intersection. There are no grocery stores located on the block, with only several in the neighborhood. But fast food restaurants and corner stores are still more accessible than produce stores. Yet, at this intersection is a local community garden that […]

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First Back of the Yards farmers market open in time for fall harvest (PHOTOS)

While some farmers markets in the city are getting ready to wrap up their season by the end of October, a new one is just starting in Back of the Yards. Friday Sept. 6 marked the beginning of the community’s first farmers market  This new local market offers fresh and colorful produce harvested from an […]