Submitted by: Sarah Gonzales Busse in Lavaca6:35am Jun 27 2011

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Where

El Mercado / Market Square

My idea to improve this place

Turn El Mercado into thriving public market for fair trade goods & heirloom foods of "the Americas" bring back the chili queens, but healthy.

So that people could... 

find quality produce and healthy fresh ingredients on Produce Row, and buy ethically-produced & distributed artisan wares in San Antonio's downtown core.

Because I want San Antonio to be...

Because I want downtown, which has been made a food desert by our local grocery chains power wars, to become a destination for quality, fresh, local food and goods. A place where our historic culture fosters innovative healthy commerce, not just an anachronistic tourist depot.

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robert (Jul 4 2011)
I remember as a child going to farmers market to buy produce. This was not long ago, as I am only 37. I miss this aspect of downtown. It is called farmers market after all!
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