Food Deserts

Wed, 02/08/2012
Chicago Central Food Mart, a corner store in West Humboldt Park, straddles the northern edge of an area considered one of Chicago’s “food deserts.” The store’s faded yellow awning promises “fresh fruits, meats, and vegetables.” But until recently, little fresh produce could be found among the 99-cent sodas, chips, and canned meats packed onto the...
Mon, 08/29/2011
                Whether you have heard about one of the many local farmers’ markets emerging all over the city or have begun to wonder where your produce is being shipped from, you may not have heard of community supported agriculture (CSA). It’s a way to basically pre-order the closest, freshest and...