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Farmers market opens in Tallahassee's Southside

Posted at 5:15 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 13:43:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee’s Southside has a new place to find fresh, healthy food. A farmers market opened Thursday at the Walker-Ford Community Center.

The farmers market was one of the initiatives the city had for the Southside in 2015. It's now a reality and people wasted no time getting some fresh, locally-grown produce.

There was even a vendor from Crawfordville and Wakulla County, hoping to get some business Thursday.

We talked to a woman who's lived in the Southside her whole life. She said having a farmers market in her neighborhood is important. 

"We need that in the community, because with obesity on the rise, with high blood pressure -- that I'm even, you know, kind of trying to walk through, we need to know more healthy things, how to grow our own things, and how to support our own community," said Southside resident Nettie Walker-Palmore. 

The farmers market will open every other Thursday of the month through December at the Walker-Ford Community Center.