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Picture This: Fresh Stop Opens

The Gendler Grapevine Fresh Stop Market at the J, a service of New Roots, opened for the summer on June 12. One hundred shares were sold (the usual number is 70 to 80) and 10 SNAP recipients benefited from the reduced cost of fresh, organic produce grown locally. “Gleaners” from Seneca High School took leftovers to students who, in addition to being hungry, are often homeless or staying with someone. Thirty-three volunteers pitched in. It is Jewish Federation Month at the Fresh Stop Market at the J, so volunteers wore matching T shirts as they set up, ran and broke down the gigantic market under the pavilion. The market will operate until October. (photos by Amanda Beavin and Kim Toebbe)

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