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Shop Local

Joseph Epstein’s piece on corner grocery stores (“Getting the Groceries,” May 4) not only made me nostalgic, it forced me to recognize the value of having a relationship with the purveyors providing for our basic needs. Here in Cambridge, Md., we have Simmons Center Market — a small grocery store with an excellent butcher counter and all the necessities to weather the coronavirus pandemic. After finding nothing but chicken feet — literally — at the meat counter of our local supermarket, I went to Simmons with a hope and a prayer. There I found packages of every other part

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