| A rendering of the future grocery near Lafayette Square. | Fields Foods|
Lafayette Square is one of the most historic neighborhoods in St. Louis, but developers Chris Goodson and Jeff Randol still thought something was missing. Goodson, a lifelong St. Louisan, has enjoyed seeing the area spring back to life in recent years and wanted to contribute to the momentum. His solution?
"Bring local farmers to a food desert and keep the area in the revival. People will leave if you don't keep it going," Goodson says.
In three short months, Goodson and Randol will open Fields Foods, a grocery store whose food and produce are all sourced from within 100 miles of St. Louis.
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