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Farm stand opens in Montopolis

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Beginning on Friday, March 31, Montopolis-area residents will once a week have access to a mobile farm stand, the first in the neighborhood’s history, outside the Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center. On Fridays from noon-2 p.m., the Farmshare Austin Fresh for Less Mobile Market will set up shop with produce that is both affordable and fresh. “The mobile farm stand is a healthy option in an area saturated with fast-food restaurants and convenience stores,” the city noted in a press release on Wednesday. “CommUnityCare operates the health clinic inside Southeast Health & Wellness Center and estimates 65 percent of patients in the area are overweight. Access to healthy food options and free, convenient exercise classes are part of the solution to the obesity challenge.” Shoppers can use Lone Star SNAP, credit and debit cards. Find out more, including the program that matches up to $30 in SNAP benefits, at farmshareaustin.org.

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