When the Lincoln Park Farmers Market started up six years ago, it wasn't just so folks could buy some flowers and a little fresh fruit for breakfast.
A survey had just been conducted that showed people in the Lincoln Park neighborhood weren't living as long as everyone else in the community. In fact, no access to healthy food, due to transportation problems and the distance to the nearest grocery stores, was shaving about ten years off their life expectancies.
Products from the winter greenhouse and more can be found at the Winter Farmers Market, which opens November 1 and runs the first and third Thursdays of every month through mid-March. The Lincoln Park Farmers Market is located at the Harrison Community Center.