South, West Side farmers markets receive $89,000 in grant support

Shoppers pick through tomatoes at the Chicago Farmers market in Federal Plaza.

Several of Chicago's farmers markets could be growing a bit thanks to grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Nearly $89,000 will support the markets in Pullman, Austin and Englewood. The money is meant to support access to healthy, locally-grown fruits and vegetables in food deserts.

Chicago has 25 farmers markets, 15 of which accept link cards.

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