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Amber Krogsrud, left, and her mother, Donna, of Willmar, pick hands full of cilantro from a garden plot Thursday at the Willmar Community Garden located along Willmar Avenue Southwest. Community gardens were mentioned during the food charter meeting Thursday in Willmar as one of the ways to provide quality, affordable fresh food. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Meeting outlines strategies, challenges for creating a sustainable food system

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WILLMAR -- The list of local barriers to quality, affordable fresh food filled up almost half a whiteboard Thursday morning.

High cost, especially for households on a fixed income. Lack of knowledge in how to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. A reliance on convenience over nutrition.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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