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Houston’s East End is a histrionically Latino area that is trying to find its place among Houston’s growing young, urban population. A new farmers’ market hopes to bridge the gap between long-time residents and their new neighbors.
The East End Farmers’ Market stretches along a two-block length of the Navigation Boulevard esplanade and will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One main feature of the market: fresh, affordable produce.
A “veggie-mobile” run by Sown & Grown, an urban micro farm, will stock surplus produce and seedlings from the farm and sell with a “pay what you can afford” system.
Rebecca Verm, owner of Sown & Grown, said this is all part of her effort to get fresh produce into a “good home” and to show residents of an area often described as a food desert that good, fresh vegetables can be accessible.
Vendors will also share tips for backyard gardens and urban farming.
The market is sponsored by the East End Foundation.