Student wins scholarship for designing award-winning logo for West Side farm stand

June 14, 2016
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The PCC Austin Farm Stand is back for another season of fresh, affordable produce in the Austin community.

During this season’s kickoff June 7, the PCC Community Wellness Center unveiled its new farm logo, designed by William Barker from Austin Multiplex High School.

As the 1st place winner of PCC’s art contest, Barker was awarded a $700 scholarship. Two other students from the same school, Ebony White and Jacquan Johnson, won 2nd and 3rd place and won $350 scholarships.

During the ceremony, Barker explained the symbolism in his logo.

“I drew the greenhouse because it is the main attraction of the farm. The flowers represent the Austin community growing as one.”

Barker said he looks forward to returning to the farm stand with his family this summer.

The farm stand will be open every Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m., as well as the third Saturday of each month (June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., until Oct. 25.

Located at 330 N. Lotus Ave., the stand offers a variety of seasonal, organically grown produce. This week, PCC sold lettuce, kale, baby beets, green onions, and mustard, turnip and collard greens.

For four years, PCC operated a farm stand stocked with food from local farmers to provide healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables to Austin residents.

“We’re looking forward to seeing our neighbors, staff, community residents and many new visitors this season at the farm stand,” said Lucy Flores, community outreach health education manager.

“Just a few weeks into the season, and we’ve already hosted a variety of volunteer groups that helped us prepare our site as early as April. Throughout the season we offer affordably priced produce harvested less than 24 hours from the point of sale making them the freshest and most locally sourced products available in the community.”

For more information, contact Flores at (773) 413-1240 or email her at

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