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Reverend Jeffrey’s Clean Greens: Helping One Community Organically Help Themselves

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Historically poor communities have experienced higher than average cases of high blood pressure, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diverticulitis. In Seattle, Washington, while there are many farmers markets, sadly, the markets are generally not frequented by these inner-city residents due to the ability to purchase organic foods or because of the lack of education in the inner-city. Clever marketers have fought to capture this market by pushing menus with a la carte “fast foods” all for a buck, which also contributes to the myriad of health issues they are dealing with. Since 2007, the Clean Greens Farm and Market, has attempted to influence food quality and availability standards in the food desert neighborhoods of Seattle. It has also created a food oasis that has generated a great deal of interest and excitement from supporters. By growing affordable chemical free produce and offering employment opportunities, Clean Greens Farm and Market is really helping to uplift and rebuild an entire community. It is a model for all inner city neighborhoods that are in desperate need of help and reform. Clean Greens is addressing these problems by creating fresh food stands throughout the neighborhood, primarily at local churches where people gather throughout the week or weekends and can purchase affordable organic produce. By charging such a nominal price, people who have been dependent upon food stamps can once again be given an opportunity to buy something of high value for a small price and begin to restore their self-esteem. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Rev. Dr. Robert Jeffrey, Sr, founder of Clean Greens Farm and Market (http://cleangreensfarm.com ) about this wonderful program that really has inspired the masses. Stay tuned!

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