Are there deserts in the St. Louis metropolitan?
Bushmen in the Sahara found ways to meet residential needs and so has St. Louis. The Farm to Family Naturally Mobile Market has found a way to quench the healthy appetites of those living in the 'Food Deserts.'
Partnering with Sappington Farmer's Market, these Mobile Markets travel with a refrigerated truck to the sponsored sites; Health Care Centers, Daycare programs, and Metro Transit stops.
These markets set up underneath tents offering fresh fruits, vegtables, and other food staples. They accept cash, debit cards, credit cards and EBT or Link cards.
Part of the mission of Farm to Family Foods; For consumers and managers of food service enterprises, we offer affordable ways to eat healthy, fresh, locally grown, and overall better tasting foods that are produced in accordance with principles that conserve farmland, identify growers, and celebrate the unique characteristics of local food systems.
This mission also reflects upon the last surviving public market in St. Louis, Soulard Farmer's Market. The land was specifically donated for use as a marketplace in 1838.
The Soulard Market may not bring in the financial business of the past but they are still meeting the present needs of the community with their leisure style and inexpensive foods.
Farm to Family Foods, Sappington and Soulard Farmer's Markets are keeping the heartbeat of community. And that is a treasure, a tasty one.