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KOREATOWN : Weekly Farmers' Market to Open

March 07, 1993|JAKE DOHERTY

The efforts of a community group focusing on the needs of Latino families are about to bear fruit--as well as vegetables and seafood--with the opening of a farmers' market next month in Koreatown.

United Latino Families, established with the assistance of the Crisis Response Network of the First Unitarian Church after last year's riots, has developed several programs for Latino families between Wilshire and Olympic boulevards and Western Avenue and Hoover Street.

The weekly farmers' market, which is to open in April, "could help reduce by half a family's produce bill," said Richard Duarte, an adviser to the group. The market will be at First Baptist Church, 760 Westmoreland Ave., and will be run by the Unitarian and Baptist churches, United Latino Families, and the Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates.

Working primarily with immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, United Latino Families offers free English-as-a-Second-Language classes, child care for ESL students, math tutoring, literacy classes and free bags of food to about 300 families twice a month.

United Latino Families operates from First Unitarian Church, 2936 W. 8th St. Information: (213) 389-1356.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday March 14, 1993 Home Edition City Times Page 9 Zones Desk 2 inches; 59 words Type of Material: Correction
Farmers market--A March 7 story on a farmers market planned for Koreatown incorrectly identified an organization responsible for funding and developing several social service projects. The projects, which are separate from the operation of the market, were developed by the First Unitarian Church's Crisis Response Network and funded by money raised from Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country.

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