Urban areas can be a difficult place to live for someone who wants to maintain a fresh and healthy diet.
The main reason for this is the cost.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are expensive because the produce has to be shipped and you end up paying for the delivery cost more than for the quality of the product itself.
With the Mobile Good Food Market, you can have your fresh veggies and greens without traveling any real distance at all.
Thanks to a collaboration between FoodShare Toronto, the City of Toronto, and United Way Toronto, an old bus has been converted into a mobile food market.
Everything from broccoli and carrots, to apples and nectarines or other fruit and vegetables are available when the bus comes to town, and that happens twice every week.
“The Mobile Good Food Market is a truck that travels across Toronto selling affordable fresh food in neighborhoods, selected through consultation with local communities and analysis of access gaps.”
Unfortunately though, the price isn’t that much lower than normal, because they have to take care of the costs involved by the bus.
Yet all in all, the idea behind such a conversion is easy to praise and be impressed by, and hopefully with growing popularity, the price will be able to continue dropping.
This is such an awesome idea and a great way of getting fresh, local fruit and vegetables into the urban areas, where sourcing such things is getting more and more difficult as time goes on. Hopefully this will inspire others to do something similar.
You can find more in the video below…
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