By Anne Stephens
The four corners of where New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard intersect in Langley Park, Md., are awash with red light from the many storefronts. Look closely at the neighborhood, and it is soon apparent that it is more than a collection of stores and concrete – it is an intersection of various ethnicities and ways of life.
Red Apple Farmers Market, a neighborhood presence since 1985, is an ethnic grocery store, catering mainly to Caribbean and African immigrants. Inside the walls, foods range from the average bag of black-eyed peas, to the exotic tub of pickled chicken feet.
The store, says owner John Kim, is a place for people to re-gain a taste of home.