CHICAGO (CBS) — It may not be widely known, but the Garfield Park community has more than 30 community gardens in the area, offering fresh produce to residents. That’s out of the more than 300 community gardens in the city of Chicago.
Garfield Park Farmers Market Manager Angela Taylor manages those markets, and says they could be an even more plentiful resource to the community.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
“We are living in a food desert and this is one way, if each block had a community garden, [people would have more access to fresh food,]” she tells CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey.READ MORE: Booster Shot Clinic Being Held At Dirksen Federal Courthouse Starting Friday
MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warmup Ahead
The Garfield Park Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through October. Most of Chicago’s Farmers Markets close next month, however, here’s how you can find the Chicago-area Farmers Markets closest to you.