WHAT’S SPROUTING: RIPPLE EFFECT

WORDS BY ABBY WEINGARTEN PHOTOS BY ANGELA JENKINS Six visionaries were not sure what they were getting into when they pioneered the Englewood Farmers’ Market in November 2011. Would a Southwest Florida city of only about 15,000 people generate enough…

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Growing O new careers at the market

ENGLEWOOD — A former NASA engineer, a single mom, a botanist with a backyard full of bromeliads — all have found new careers and incomes at farmers markets. Jason Mellica is a new vendor at the Englewood Farmers Market, which…