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Difficult to sustain but needed by the community

Palo Alto Weekly. September 6, 2013. Sadie Taylor, who has lived in East Palo Alto for 46 years, said she's accustomed to going to Safeway in Menlo Park or Foods Co. in Redwood City for groceries simply because she always has. She also goes to the California Avenue farmers market, which she said has things that the East Palo Alto market doesn't.  She knows that Mi Pueblo has a lot of fresh produce but doesn't shop there often, she said. She said she doesn't know why.  Taylor also has tended to a garden of her own for the last 10 years, growing collard greens, turnips, green beans, tomatoes and more. "(Fresh food) is very important to me," Taylor said. "Homegrown food, yes."  She called the farmers market a blessing, one of many positive changes she's seen in the almost half century she's lived in East Palo Alto.  "I appreciate it. That's another change. We never had a farmers market here before."  Read more.

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