Nutrition

Catonsville farmers markets work to reach out to low income shoppers

Catonsville farmers markets work to reach out to low income shoppers

Most Wednesdays, Kejuana Walton is at the Catonsville farmers market on Edmondson Avenue, trying to keep the “University of Maryland Extension” sign from blowing off a poster board covered in healthy recipes. She hands out colorful brochures and teaches the weekly market’s customers about fruits and vegetables that are in season and how to store them.

Managers and vendors at each of Catonsville’s two seasonal farmers markets are working to broaden their reach by encouraging customers to make local food a regular part of their grocery routine. Reaching low-income residents is a particular challenge -- but one that some market vendors say is worth the effort.

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