We interview Market Manager Wendy Langacker from Farmers Market on Historic N 1st Street. Entering its third year, the midweek market brings fresh, local produce to what Langacker refers to as a food “desert” in North Champaign. In this episode we discuss:
- How the market began when a group of 1st Street businesses decided to create an opportunity to bring fresh food and economic development to the area.
- What a food desert is and how the name applies to the neighborhood surrounding North 1st Street.
- A run down of the vendors, including produce from the Prosperity Garden grown by the Don Moyers Boys & Girls Club.
- The market’s Double Value program that allows patrons on the LINK program to double their purchasing power.
- Much more.
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