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New Fort Braden farmers market works to fight food desert

Posted at 6:37 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 18:37:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A new farmers market in Fort Braden is making sure nearby neighbors don't have to drive 30 minutes or more to the nearest grocery store.

It's open the second Saturday every month, starting in March.

Local vendors can sell their products like eggs, vegetables and cheese for free to the people who need them the most.

"Coming together, surrounding ourselves with something good, where we are outside and we are safe and we're getting some vitamin D and we're interacting at a safe distance," said organizer Hannah Crow. "So I really think this is going to be kind of crucial moving forward and it's going to be a healthy outlet for people during this time."

Vendors from North Florida and South Georgia are encouraged to sign up.

The Fort Braden Farmers Market is located on Blountstown Highway, in the community west of Tallahassee near Lake Talquin.