East Harlem has never been short of food vendors. But how many offer healthy items?
Holton Farms (Westminster, VT) recently began selling organic fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products in La Marqueta, a 70-year-old indoor market on 115th street in East Harlem. Even better, Holton accepts food stamps and offers low-income residents farm-fresh food at a discount.
If Holton can spread the word and move more product, there’s a good chance that a permanent oasis could appear in East Harlem’s food desert.