Rosa De Santis, Vegetable Vendor for Santis Farms at the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market. Photo by Rua Al-Abweh.

“Families used to come, now you find those people with drugs. They used to come from San Jose and pick up a box and share with the neighbor. They used to [say], ‘Ok, I go to the market this week and I buy…what do we need? We need peach, we need nectarine. Ok, I’ll buy a box each. When I come home, we’ll share with this one, with that one,’ and the whole box it was shared. Not anymore…not anymore.”

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