Wednesday, November 3, 2010
West End Community Market Inside for Winter
The West End Community Market in Roanoke has moved inside for the cold months, but, as you can see from these photos, there is no less enthusiasm, no fewer customers and no shortage of good food available. These pictures were shot minutes ago.
The West End Community Market is open Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. in the building next door to the West End Center, a child care facility for the poor. The market was organized about a year ago by people concerned that residents in this depressed area were not being given enough opportunity to buy healthy, affordable and locally grown food.
The progress in establishing the market has been slow and the customers continue to be mostly white and middle income, but organizers assure the market is here to stay and some of the corporate sponsors second that.