'Game-changer.' Officials announce new farmers market in food desert section of Norwalk

A farmers market is set to open this weekend in Norwalk in an effort to bridge the gap in one food desert.
Ediss Joseph has lived on Day Street in Norwalk for decades. He says he remembers when it used to be called Washington Village, one of America's oldest public housing communities, with the nearest grocery store more than a mile away.
"If you don't have any car, you can't get fresh food," said Joseph.
Joseph says there is no way he could walk to the grocery store. With no fresh food at hand, the retired senior lives in a food desert.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling brought Joseph and his grandson some good news Thursday as he personally met with Soundview Landing residents.
Rilling informed residents a farmers market will open on Sunday to help close the urban agricultural gap in South Norwalk.
"This will be a game-changer for our community, for them," said Rilling. "They're going to step right outside their door. They're going to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, things that are healthy."
Common Councilwoman Darlene Young says the market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We are going to make sure that it happens and that we continue to do this on a regular basis," said Young.