02
May

Creating a rolling fresh food oasis for St. Louis food deserts

If you can’t get people to the grocery –bring the grocery to the people. That’s the basic premise of St. Louis Metro Market – a business concept to bring fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry and staples to areas where free-standing grocery stores are hard to reach or do not exist. Food deserts are found in both urban and rural areas. Families are living in places without easy access grocery stores and supermarkets that stock fresh, healthy and affordable food.

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10
Apr

Mobile Farmer’s Market Hopes to Serve Food Deserts

(KTVI) - You ever heard the term, "food desert"? Those are areas with little or no access to fresh and affordable food. A 2nd-year medical student cooked up a business plan to put fruit and vegetables on wheels to serve the people living in these deserts. Jeremy Goss is the brains behind it and he's competing for $60,000 as part of Dell's Social Innovative Challenge.

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06
Apr

St. Louis University student Jeremy Goss wants to turn a discarded transit bus into a moving farmers' market

Jeremy Goss wants to turn a discarded transit bus into a moving farmers' market. It's a project that's not necessarily trying to jump on the "food truck" bandwagon. Rather, Goss wants to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables -- as well as nutrition education – to underserved urban areas.[...]

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06
Apr

At Global Conference, Students Inspired To Tackle Local Problems

What if you found an old bus, ripped out the interior, and turned it into a farmers market on wheels? You could drive around to each of the 15 food deserts in St. Louis, where there’s limited access to fresh produce, and while you’re at it, give some cooking lessons or hand out nutrition information. Sound like a good idea? [...]

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04
Apr

Jeremy Goss' project to be featured at Clinton Global Initiative

Jeremy Goss, a second-year medical student will be one of five featured at this weekend's conference. It focuses on eliminating so-called "food deserts" which are neighborhoods that don't have a grocery store within a one mile radius. Goss targeted 15 food deserts across the metro area, and he's now working to bring fresh produce to those neighborhoods with his mobile food market.

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