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New Law Helps Families Stretch Food Dollars

By Patty Lane, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview here. A new California law will help low-income families stretch their food dollars with healthy food choices and support farmers by expanding their markets. … Continue reading

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Traveling Stories Uses Farmers Market to Get Kids Reading

Children read at the Traveling Stories tent at the City Heights Farmers Market. | Photo Courtesy of Traveling Stories By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Peggy Pico A shopping trip to a farmers market is a regular part of the … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Cuts Could Hurt Local Farmers Market

The City Heights Farmers Market shattered expectations when it celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer. It was the first in the county to accept CalFresh, or food stamps, making it a success at a time when markets in low-income neighborhoods … Continue reading

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City Heights Farmers Market Celebrates Five Years, but Not Without Some Bumps

At the farmers market in City Heights, customers are able to use food stamps to purchase their fruits and vegetables. It’s a helping hand for the customers and a boon for the farmers. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Bianca … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Rings in Lunar New Year

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers It was a busy weekend for the Southern Sea Lion Dance Association. The started off their day performing at the City Heights Farmers Market celebration of Lunar New … Continue reading

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New Law Good News for Farmers Market Entrepreneurs

By Angela Carone As of Jan. 1, certain foods prepared in a home kitchen can be sold at places like farmers markets and grocery stores, according to a new law known as the California Homemade Food Act, or AB 1616. … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: State Suspends Some Open Meeting Requirements

By Megan Burks State Suspends Some Open Meeting Requirements In an effort to save $96 million, state legislators suspended funding for certain provisions of the Brown Act, the state’s open meeting law. Under the law, public entities must notify their … Continue reading

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Despite Farmers Market Success, Some Struggle To Eat Healthy In City Heights

Latonya Frazier, a mother of two on a fixed income, didn’t know she could double her Women, Infant and Children (WIC) vouchers at the farmers market until being contacted for this story. | Video Credit: Brian Myers By Megan Burks … Continue reading

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National Spotlight on City Heights Farm

By Adrian Florido City Heights is becoming a model for how land in dense urban neighborhoods can be put to productive use. Corn stalks, melon vines and nopal cactus flourish there. With the help of local advocates, some of that … Continue reading

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Local Youth Use Cell Phones to Report on Food Justice

The People’s Produce Market in southeast San Diego is working to bring fresh, local fruits and vegetables to low-income shoppers in the area. It collects CalFresh funds, Women, Infant and Children vouchers and senior vouchers. Below, MobileStories reporter Demetrius Smith … Continue reading

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