Crossing D.C.'s Food Deserts: Veggie-Powered Mobile Markets (Originally Broadcast 6/10/2011)
By: Marc Adams
December 23, 2011
Fresh lettuce sits atop the Arcadia Food table at the inaugural festivities of a Farmers Market in Southwest D.C.
Despite the explosion of farmer's markets and grocery stores in the District, you'll still find quite a few "food deserts" in the nation's capital. 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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