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Food Desert

Laurie and Arthur
West Market Street Council / Facebook

The demolition of the former Fox Plaza in on Bloomington's west side has cleared the way for construction of the new Market Street Plaza.

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State Farm

Youth in the Olympia school district are getting some big help as they chip away at food insecurity in rural McLean County.

signing the contract
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The West Market Street Council announced Friday it has reached an agreement to buy a west Bloomington shopping plaza in hopes of building a space for a new grocery store and other businesses.

Jan Turner at Sunnyside Community Garden
Eric Stock / WGLT

A vegetable garden that's been growing in a west Bloomington food desert has come to a crossroads.

People have been leaving rural midwestern areas for decades. And it’s not just population loss. Often fresh food sellers move away too. There might be hope, though.

Why Is West Bloomington A Food Desert?

Feb 5, 2018
Judith Valente / WGLT

There’s an acre and a half of land adjacent to Sunnyside Park on the west side of Bloomington that, come summer, will transform into plots of garden-grown vegetables. Colleen Connelly, one of the garden's curators, surveys the scene.