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