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Hughes Farmer's Market

Residents of Hughes, Arkansas, gathered for a farmer's market on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Members of the Hughes community live in a food desert, meaning they don't have easy access to a grocery store. Many of the farmers selling produce at the farmer's market are part of Heifer's Seeds of Change project, which works in the Delta and Appalachia regions of the United States to bring healthy, sustainable food to communities and connect smallholder farmers with local markets. Meredith Rolf, project manager for strategic initiatives, shares how Heifer farmers are changing their lives for the better.

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Erin Snow

Erin Snow joined Heifer International in 2007 after earning a degree in Mass Communication from UALR. She lives in Sherwood with her husband and daughter. Passionate about cultivating positive and healthy relationships with her family, friends and the planet, Erin enjoys yoga, meditation, music, creative writing and travel.