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PCC Austin Farm Season Wrapping Up

farm-stand-fall-produce - CopyCHICAGO, Ill. –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.

For more information about the PCC Austin Farm, or opportunities to volunteer, contact Lucy Flores at 773-413-1240 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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tote bagCHICAGO, Ill. – April 6, 2016 – PCC Community Wellness Center’s (PCC) community farm, the PCC Austin Farm invites 14 to 18 year-old students who attend high school or live in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to participate in a contest to redesign the farm’s reusable tote bag. The student with the winning design will receive a $700 scholarship. Students with second and third place entries will each receive a $350 scholarship.

All entries must include the name “PCC Austin Farm” and designs should focus on imagery of things grown on the farm such as flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Students should consider including community or neighborhood elements such as the green line, street signs, or other Austin neighborhood elements.

Computer – aided drawings will be accepted. However, the pictures used must belong to the student, not any other source. Entries must be on unlined, white paper and may use any medium such as: oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouache, ink, pastel, crayon, or colored pencil. Artwork drawn using #2 lead pencils as the primary medium will not be accepted. All entries should be 9” (width) by 11” (height), and must be mounted on cardstock or cardboard with adhesive spray, rubber cement, or tape.

All participants must submit their entries by Monday, April 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to PCC Austin Family Health Center, Attn: Lucy Flores, 5425 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60644.Winners will be notified May 30, 2016 and the winning designs will be revealed to the public on June 7, 2016 at the PCC Austin Farm Stand kickoff at 5:00 p.m.

Download a full contest packet and application form here.

For more information contact Lucy Flores at 773-413-1240 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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