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The "Beet Box," a mobile farmers market supported by the Goshen Market Foundation and numerous community partners, is bringing fresh produce to food deserts in Illinois communities, reports Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Goshen Market Foundation's president says the Beet Box brings "affordable produce from local farmers and SIUE's Rooftop Teaching Gardens to neighborhoods and community centers whose residents lack access to healthy foods." Customers can use their Illinois Link Card and receive matching coupons of up to $25 to purchase additional fruits and vegetables. At its weekly stops, the mobile market also works with Illinois Extension Services to provide nutrition workshops and recipes. Land of Goshen Community Market vendors support the mobile market by offering produce at affordable prices.

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