Community Helps Community Selling Fruits And Vegetables at the Sobreruedas

Virginia Franco, Tammy Martin, Evie Kosower, and Christina Imhoof are four of the several members of Women Occupy San Diego (WOSD) who are contributing to the Sobreruedas en el Barrio market in San Diego by selling fruits and vegetables at the Sobreruedas. (Read an interview with organizers of the Sobreruedas en el Barrio here.) This interview with these four was conducted (and later edited) by Nic Paget-Clarke for In Motion Magazine and the Growing Discussion About Food on July 28, 2013 in Barrio Logan, San Diego, California.

Virginia Franco:
"We have a crisis"

In Motion Magazine: Why are you here today?

Virginia Franco: I am here today with Women Occupy San Diego because we feel there is a need for markets that are acceptable to the community. (Also,) we have a crisis and we are able to come up with some vegetables and fruits, especially those that sometimes are lacking in the community or are exorbitantly expensive. We buy them at cost and then help the market, the Sobreruedas, to continue to operate and grow -- to grow, hopefully, with other groups coming in and sharing their edibles and other specialties. In this way, Sobreruedas not only helps the community, it serves as an economic buffer in these not-so-robust economic times; as have other like-services, as I recall, from another period -- the 1980's of high unemployment.  "Reaganomics" was pretty much what's happening again today: among other things, a reduction of government spending grossly affecting the poor and underemployed. 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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In Motion Magazine

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