Fresh Moves Mobile Markets Serve Food Deserts
Fresh Moves Mobile Markets will soon be providing affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in food desert communities on the city’s south and west sides. Growing Power, a national leader of the Good Food Movement for the last 20 years and an award-winning model of sustainable urban farming, will bring locally sourced fresh produce to neighborhood stops throughout 12 communities in the program’s first year. The city will provide one out-of-service transit bus, plus fuel and maintenance for one year, in support of the program.
Residents will be able to use SNAP to make purchases. Mobile Markets will begin operating year-round on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.