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Arcadia Food works to expand access to locally grown produce by selling the fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and running educational programs.
Marc Adams
Arcadia Food works to expand access to locally grown produce by selling the fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and running educational programs.

For all D.C.'s farmer's markets and groceries, you'll still find quite a few "food deserts" in the midst. A local nonprofit is trying to bring farmer's markets to communities that need them most by converting an old school bus in to a vegetable-oil-run, movable market. Reporter Marc Adams hopped aboard to find out more...

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