From the Reporter
The Problem
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 Challenge
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.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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