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Charalin Simon, of Simon Produce and Baked Goods of Kerkhoven, helps a customer browsing through the Simons' home-grown and freshly harvested vegetables. (Tribune photos by Anne Polta)

Want to eat well? Get back to the basics


Sweet corn, beets, string beans and apples are piled high at the Simon Produce and Baked Goods stand at the Becker Market.

It's home-grown, and harvested so recently that the earth still clings to the freshly dug carrots.

Behind the table, Charalin Simon greets customers, weighs their purchases on an old-fashioned scale and bundles up vegetables, jars of jam and home-baked treats for buyers to take home.

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Anne Polta

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

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