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Bring The Produce To The People

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Bring The Produce To The People

In the past couple of years, food trucks have become popular across the United States, in cities like Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco. You can find nearly every kind of food on them, from typical fare like tacos, to the more exotic like fusion Asian-Mexican cuisine, and even sweet treats like ice cream and cupcakes.

As I have written about on Care2, the local food and sustainable food movements have also been growing.

So, it isnít surprising that some clever entrepreneurs are capitalizing on both trends by bringing farm fresh produce to those in both urban and rural areas. They are calling themselves Mobile Farm Trucks or Mobile Farmersí Markets, and they donít just cater to high-end shoppers, but provide low-income residents with affordable, fresh produce, grown using sustainable and/or organic methods.

For example, in New York City, the Holton Farms Mobile Farm Truck has taken to the streets. Not a mobile farm stand, but a CSA on wheels. As they say on their site, ďOur Farm Truck is a progressive mobile farm stand concept, that will operate throughout New York City, to serve as the main distribution point for our CSA Select program and restaurant wholesale clients. The Farm Truck allows us access to neighborhoods throughout the Five Boroughs without having to open a store.Ē

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Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.


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4:48PM PDT on May 30, 2012


11:50AM PDT on May 30, 2012

greener way to do it too perhaps

4:41PM PDT on May 24, 2012


4:39PM PDT on May 24, 2012

Thank you.

8:15PM PDT on Sep 15, 2010

its like mobile farming! love it!

12:20PM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

This is great news: healthy food from nearby - well, relatively nearby - farms for people in the cities! Hope springs - or so they say :-)

7:49PM PDT on Sep 9, 2010

That's awesome in NY anything is Possible! Go NY! I happen to really like my town's Farmers Market, but I have to drive there.

10:09AM PDT on Sep 9, 2010

if organic is difficult for you to efford, consider that it has more nutrients and just try to get something. maybe ask them why their prices are so high and explain that you are really making the effort to sopport them. hopefully the bigger the demand for local produce, organic especially will rise and the production will rise and the prices will settle a bit. it is a gift to all of us so thank you again.

10:01AM PDT on Sep 9, 2010

someone may be interested in hearing this farmers story. if interest about the subject please join the group on my page against GMO. in more about the subject please join &feature=player_embedded#!

9:55AM PDT on Sep 9, 2010

it is true some probably are more expensive, also because it is a lot of work. however i am thankful that many buy from them so the will be incouraged to not sell out their land and keep giving us healthier food. so thank so much, sopporters.

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