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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)

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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 http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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