An oasis in a food desert | April 16, 2008 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Cover Story - April 16, 2008

An oasis in a food desert

A community mobilizes to launch its own farmers' market

by Veronica Sudekum

East Palo Alto hasn't had a supermarket within its borders since the early 1970s, but it does have two McDonalds — just 1.5 miles apart. Other dots on the fast-food map are a nearby Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Express.

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Editorial intern Veronica Sudekum can be contacted at vsudekum@paweekly.com.

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