21
Dec

Mobile farmers market launches trial run in St. Louis food deserts

It started with an ambitious idea: Bring nutritious food and wellness services to the heart of communities in St. Louis that need these resources the most, and to deliver those things on wheels. But Jeremy Goss and his two partners, Colin Dowling and Tej Azad, were up for the challenge. "We just grew frustrated with what we were seeing, that there were people who lived in the city -- and every other major city -- who didn't have a grocery store. And that's something that just shouldn't exist at this point," Goss explained.[...]

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20
Dec

Mobile farmers market launches trial run in St. Louis food deserts

An eye-catching retrofitted bus rolled onto an empty lot in St. Louis’ near north side Saturday to offer up fresh produce and the ingredients for sweet potato chili. The visit launched the official start of St. Louis MetroMarket, a mobile farmers market with a mission to increase access and interest in healthy food in neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores.[...]

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18
Dec

St. Louis MetroMarket's Jeremy Goss Is Bringing Relief to Local Food Deserts

Medical student Jeremy Goss and recent Washington University graduates Tej Azad and Colin Dowling are the co-founders of St. Louis MetroMarket, the area’s first mobile farmers’ market. With the help of a retired Metro bus, the nonprofit seeks to bring healthy food to low-income neighborhoods known as “food deserts” because of their limited access to grocery stores.[...]

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Jeremy Goss: The St. Louis Metro Market

October 19th

The St. Louis Metro Market is a non-profit mobile farmer’s market that will serve all St. Louis area food deserts- Communities that lack grocery stores- by providing direct access to fresh, healthy, affordable produce and advocating on issues related to food justice, hunger, and health. Jeremy Goss is in to talk about what it is, what it is about, and whose with him to promote it.[...]

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15
Sep

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Tackling Food Insecurity in Communities.

In another collaboration, Jeremy Goss, a medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and two colleagues developed the St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit mobile farmer’s market that takes healthy foods into St. Louis “food deserts.” The group recently acquired a retired city bus that they intend to convert into a roving food dispensary.[...]

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Sprouthood & STL MetroMarket

July 20

Ryan Albritton talks the Sprouthood app, Jeremy Goss is behind the St. Louis MetroMarket

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St. Louis Metro Market - A Grocery Store in a Metro Bus!

June 17th

The St. Louis Metro Market will address food access issues rooted in poverty and racial discrimination. It will run as a business, generating revenue through at-cost sales in low-income neighborhoods and market-rate sales on corporate campuses. Produce supplied by community gardens and sustainable farms will help nourish our Local Food sector, as the bus delivers healthy food to folks in need. Plus cooking demos - and SAMPLES! - will encourage customers to prepare healthy meals.[...]

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15
Jun

Mobile Farmers Market Ready to Roll Soon

This month, Metro donated a bus to St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit created by medical student Jeremy Goss and co-founders Colin Dowling and Tej Azad, both alumni of Washington University. The idea behind St. Louis MetroMarket is to provide a mobile farmers market to carry fruits, vegetables and proteins to areas without ready access to healthy, fresh and affordable food. [...]

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08
Apr

St. Louis MetroMarket Owners Take On the SNAP Challenge: What it takes to live on $4 per day

In an attempt to experience the full depth of food insecurity for millions of Americans, co-founders Jeremy Goss and Colin Dowling have decided to dramatically reduce their grocery budgets in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) challenge.[...]

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07
Apr

St. Louis MetroMarket Owners Take On the SNAP Challenge: What it takes to live on $4 per day

Bridging the gap between food access and affordability is St. Louis MetroMarket, the mobile grocery store that plans to restore St. Louis food security by providing neighborhoods access to fresh, healthy foods in concert with food demonstrations and other educational opportunities.[...]

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07
Apr

St. Louis MetroMarket Owners Take On the SNAP Challenge: What it takes to live on $4 per day

In 2013, two Washington University graduates, Colin Dowling and Tej Azad, along with Jeremy Goss, conceived a way to provide healthy and affordable food to St. Louis residents living in food deserts: a farmer’s market on wheels. The MetroMarket, originally a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to action, will take to the streets this summer in the JeffVanderLou community of St. Louis.[...]

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30
Mar

The Scoop: Mobile Grocery MetroMarket to Bring Fresh Produce to North City Neighborhoods

Part farmers market, part food truck, The St. Louis MetroMarket is set to roll into North St. Louis communities in July. As reported by St. Louis Public Radio, the nonprofit aims to bring affordable, fresh produce, meat, dairy and more to St. Louis-area food deserts where nutritious food is not readily available. Colin Dowling, Tej Azad and Jeremy Goss are spearheading the project with a $75,000 grant from Incarnate Word Foundation, and they’re beginning with the JeffVanderLou neighborhood. Goss said the community’s most recent grocery store closed in May 2014, and currently it subsists on three corner convenience stores.[...]

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22
Mar

Mobile grocery store rolls into St. Louis food desert this summer

A retrofitted city bus full of fresh local food is slated to roll into the JeffVanderLou neighborhood of north St. Louis this July. The mobile farmers’ market is designed to combat the health problems associated with food deserts by bringing fresh produce, fish, meat and other staples to low-income areas that don’t have grocery stores. The food will be sold on a sliding pay scale. The project is called St. Louis MetroMarket, and it is the brainchild of Washington University graduates Colin Dowling and Tej Azad and medical student Jeremy Goss.[...]

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06
Mar

Four reasons why food trucks could end hunger in low-income areas

What was once a convenient and affordable way of getting a good lunch on the go, the urban food truck seems to have taken a wrong turn somewhere. In the past decade, these restaurants on wheels have been vying for prime spots at college campuses and office suite parking lots, selling everything from transnational tacos to artisanal cupcakes from the sides of their ironically named trucks.[...]

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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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