The teen-led Austin Harvest project has reopened its fresh markets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The youth want to make it available year-round.
A neighborhood fresh market created last summer by West Side teens has returned, and this time the creators are pushing to grow the project into a year-round food resource.
Teens created the Austin Harvest market in the aftermath of the civil unrest that followed police killing George Floyd in Minneapolis. The project grew out of conversations convened by By The Hand Club for Kids that gave students a platform to envision solutions to the systemic issues youth experience on the West Side.