New Orleans, LA –
Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute In one of our nation's more famous food deserts - the Lower Ninth Ward - there is reason to celebrate. This morning, the Sankofa Community Market morphs into a weekly Saturday farmers market. Recent recipients of a highly competitive USDA grant, this new market at the corner of Caffin and St. Claude Avenues features local farmers, shrimpers, bakers and more. It is open from 10 am until 2 pm, rain or shine. Also, worth noting: the Market is prepared to handle SNAP transactions (also known as Food Stamps). This makes it even easier for those with limited resources to eat fresh, healthy and in their neighborhood. Slowly but surely the regional food system is growing healthier. For the WWNO farmers market minute, this is Richard McCarthy.