Sisters Evelyn Luceal Allen, left, and Rosa L. Fleming have been coming to the 17th Street Farmers’ Market since they were youngsters. For more than 75 years, they have helped family members sell produce grown on the family farm in Hanover before they took over decades ago.
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They have been fixtures at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe Bottom for decades, just like their parents and grandparents before them. Now, sisters Evelyn Luceal Allen, 84, and Rosa L. Fleming, 80, have closed their stand beside the market from which they daily sold greens, tomatoes, watermelons, potatoes and other produce grown on their land in Hanover County.