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SP Radio Podcast: Historic 1st Street Farmers Market

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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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