Fresh local produce is now available in a St. Louis ‘food desert,’ thanks to the opening of a new co-op in July. Old North Grocery Co-op works with nearby farmers and a community garden, which means 80% to 90% of its produce during the spring, summer and fall is from local sources. The store works directly with these farmers, which keeps prices low. In the winter months, produce will come from further afield and will be more expensive as a result. Produce takes up about half of the ...

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