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Central Square farmer's market

A shopper at the Central Square farmer's market grabs a tomato from Riverdale Farm in Groton, Mass., on Thursday.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

Phalla's Produce employee Vonn Long of Revere arranges gourds during the farmer's market on Thursday.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

From left, State Rep. Brendan Crighton, Massachusetts Food System Collaborative Director Winton Pitcoff, The Food Project Regional Director John Wang, The Food Project Executive Director James Harrison, state Rep. Dan Cahill, and state Rep. Tom Walsh attended the Central Square farmer's market on Thursday.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

A baby stroller fully loaded with fresh produce waits to be pushed home by a shopper at the Central Square farmer's market.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

A shopper at the Central Square farmer's market sifts through onions to find the perfect one.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

Denise Jennings of Lynn picks out apples at the Central Square farmer's market during her break on Thursday.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

James Harrison, executive director of The Food Project, speaks about the Central Square farmer's market.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Central Square farmer's market

Victor and Galina Shnayder of Lynn bag the fresh produce they picked up at the Central Square farmer's market on Thursday.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)
LYNN – Denise Jennings was among the first in line on Thursday to select fresh vegetables from the Central Square Farmers Market. “It’s great deal,” she said. “I got fresh carrots, corn, broccoli, apples, onions and peppers and I’m planning to make a salad tonight. It’s better than anything in the supermarket.” Jennings was one…

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