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Bellefontaine Neighbors

Eric Wiliams carries a crate of lettuce from the community garden at local nonprofit A Red Circle. The nonprofit is starting a farmers market in Riverview.
Erica Williams | Provided

When several Shop ‘N Save grocery stores closed last year in north St. Louis, residents in some neighborhoods were left without easy access to healthy produce.

A local nonprofit organization, A Red Circle, aims to fill the void with a monthly community farmers market that does more than just sell fresh food.

“It’s going to be a very cool farmers market with a purpose,” Red Circle founder and CEO Erica Williams said.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 3, 2012 - Bellefontaine Neighbors will represent Missouri in a national challenge sponsored by SC Johnson and Recyclebank, aimed at increasing household recycling, representatives of the city and Waste Management announced at a press conference Monday.