Mobile farmers market passes out free produce in test run

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 21 2015 Dec 21, 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015 7:05:37 AM CST December 21, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retrofitted Metro bus loaded with fruits and vegetables launches its mission to bring fresh produce to underserved St. Louis area neighborhoods.

St. Louis MetroMarket is a mobile farmers market that will start making regular visits to various neighborhoods and hospitals this spring. On Saturday the market provided food to residents of a northern St. Louis neighborhood to introduce its service to the area.

In addition to offering fresh produce, KWMU reports the MetroMarket's visit included samples of sweet potato chili and recipes to make it.

Once in full swing, the market will sell food at cost or slightly below cost to residents who live in neighborhoods without grocery stores, sometimes known as food deserts.

The market will mainly rely on corporate sponsorships and money paid by recipients.

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