Wendy Zelden: Creating Access to Good Food 🅴

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“Having access to healthy affordable food and also having the knowledge and tools to prepare that food is everything.”

“Neighborhoods that have the least amount of access to good, healthy, local affordable food are neighborhoods that have historically been ignored, underfunded, set aside, and thought of as less valuable—and thought of as less valuable because of poverty levels, crime levels, and racial breakdowns.”

Amy talks with Wendy Zelden, the 61st Street Farmers Market Manager and Food Educator, about Jewish grandmothers, food accessibility and her hope that the Chicago agricultural scene will grow in order to provide access for all to healthy, affordable, good food.

Episode Credits:

Produced by Kelly Dolan

Music by Matt Troup 

Additional Equipment provided by Justin Campbell

Kelly Dolan