Chicago, IL – There is still time to shop for local produce at the PCC Austin Farm Stand. The PCC Austin Farm will continue to offer fresh vegetables, harvested locally until Tuesday, October 31. Visitors can choose among a variety of seasonal items, including spinach, cabbage, sweet potatoes, kale, mustard, and collard greens.
The farm stand will be open Tuesday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 31 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., as well as this Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 330 N. Lotus Avenue in Chicago, the stand accepts various payment methods, including cash, credit/debit, LINK, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) farmers’ market coupons. Double value incentives are available for LINK and WIC purchases.
“It's been an awesome season and we've hosted the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Austin Food Co–op, doing info sessions for our customers and visitors. The season isn't over yet and we still hope to see many new customers,” said Lucy Flores, Community Outreach and Health Education Manager at PCC.
To help Austin residents increase their fruit and vegetable intake, the farm stand offers healthy recipes that use ingredients from the farm. In addition, free children’s books are available for customers and visitors. The farm is situated across from PCC Austin Family Health Center, which provides primary care and integrated behavioral health and oral health care, among other services.