Farmers' market quality food in underserved areas thanks to #MobileMarket in D.C. @Kaid_at_NRDC

Farmers' market quality food in underserved areas thanks to #MobileMarket in D.C. @Kaid_at_NRDC

It’s not unusual for a farmers’ market to dispense healthy, fresh produce by vehicle, moving from one location to another as the hours and days go by. There’s one that sets up in a school parking lot in my neighborhood on Saturday mornings. It is very unusual, however, for one to target so-called “food deserts” – underserved, generally low-income neighborhoods without their own full-service markets – and accomplish a hefty portion of their business by accepting food stamps and vouchers from other government assistance programs for the needy. That’s why the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a mission-driven nonprofit, is a very special brand of food vendor. In particular, meet Arcadia’s Mobile Market, “a 28-foot, farm-stand-on-wheels that distributes local, sustainably produced food to underserved communities in the Washington, DC area.” Hold your applause ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/kaidbenfield/26473...

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