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PCC Austin Farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices

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Fresh produce from the PCC Austin Farm Stand Fresh produce from the PCC Austin Farm Stand

May 21, 2018—The PCC Austin Farm Stand is excited to begin its eighth year of selling low-priced, organically grown fruits and vegetables in the Austin community. The produce is harvested locally, from the PCC Austin Farm. Beginning June 5, visitors can choose among a variety of seasonal items, including tomatoes, okra, garlic, lettuce, cucumbers, and mustard and collard greens.

May 21, 2018—The PCC Austin Farm Stand is excited to begin its eighth year of selling low-priced, organically grown fruits and vegetables in the Austin community. The produce is harvested locally, from the PCC Austin Farm. Beginning June 5, visitors can choose among a variety of seasonal items, including tomatoes, okra, garlic, lettuce, cucumbers, and mustard and collard greens.

This summer, the farm stand will remain open every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until October 20. Located at 330 N. Lotus Avenue in Chicago, the stand accepts various payment methods, including cash, credit/debit, LINK, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) farmers’ market coupons. Double value incentives are available for LINK and WIC purchases.

When the summer stand is open, the farm staff enjoys sharing creative healthy recipes that use ingredients from the farm. In addition, free children’s books are available for customers and visitors.

“We have been preparing for a successful season since January and we are thrilled to open in June,” says Lucy Flores, Community Outreach Health Education (COHE) Manager. “Also, we have planned some practical workshops to help people grow their own fruits and vegetables in their home gardens.”

In partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) established the PCC Austin Farm in 2015 to increase access to fresh produce for Austin residents. By encouraging Austin residents to eat more fruits and vegetables, PCC hopes to improve their overall health and reduce the risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The farm is situated across from PCC Austin Family Health Center, which provides primary care and integrated behavioral health and oral health care, among other services.

For more information about the PCC Austin Farm, upcoming workshops, or opportunities to volunteer, contact Lucy Flores at 773-413-1240 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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