|From the Reporter|
|Since the Southeast Farmers Market opened in the middle of a low-income neighborhood eight months ago, it has struggled to attract a key constituency — farmers.|
|Hope for the Future|
|To fill the void, the market’s organizer is pinning her hopes on a new community garden and local residents to grow the fruits and vegetables that the market needs to succeed. |
|The farmers market has been ensnared by the same self-reinforcing structural problems that have long made it difficult to get healthy food into the community: negative perceptions of the neighborhood; cold, hard economics; and entrenched eating habits.