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Oasis on wheels: mobile markets bring fresh produce into food deserts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“I shop here because it’s convenient,” says Ms. Sika as she waits for her turn at The Trustees Farmer’s Mobile Farmers Market. Before the mobile market started rolling through her neighborhood in April, Sika says that she bought fresh produce maybe every other week because “it’s pricey and not as convenient.” Now she includes fresh vegetables weekly in her family's meals. Providing more fresh produce to urban neighborhoods where grocery stores can be few and far between has long been a focus for those working to balance food offerings among fast food restaurants and corner convenience stores. read more
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