Friday, February 04, 2005

"Today is a new day"

Three cheers for all the folks who labor long hours to make farmers' markets work in inner city America. Here is the site for the market in my old neighborhood of Columbia Heights in Washington. An inspiring story from NPR's Morning Edition this week discussed a USDA program to subsidize fresh produce in farmers' markets in a small number of sites, including the largely African American community of West Oakland. Best words: "I've never bought produce in my life, but today is a new day." Here is the site for the Community Food Security Coalition, a prominent national organization supporting and advocating for this type of work.

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