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Do farmers’ markets ameliorate food deserts?

Recent research suggests that efforts to relocalize food sources will not necessarily make nutritious and accessible food available to all communities and individuals. In this article, we look at food deserts, which result from an interaction of concentrated poverty with low accessibility to nutritious food sources, and assess the extent to which farmers’ markets improve the availability of healthful and affordable food in these areas.


Food & Nutrition, Food Assistance, Food Insecurity, Place, Spatial Mismatch


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