fresh fruits http://michiganradio.org en ‘Farmer’s market on wheels’ delivers to the inner city http://michiganradio.org/post/%E2%80%98farmer%E2%80%99s-market-wheels%E2%80%99-delivers-inner-city <p>&ldquo;Veggie Mobile&rdquo; will sell locally grown fruits and vegetables in Grand Rapids neighborhoods with limited access to grocery stores.</p><p>&ldquo;This is awesome,&rdquo; Governor Rick Snyder said while visiting the refrigerated truck&rsquo;s first stop Wednesday night at New Hope Baptist Church - located in a low-income neighborhood on Grand Rapids&rsquo; southwest side. He praised the public-private partnership (and the W.K. Kellogg foundation for a $1.5 million grant) that made the &ldquo;Veggie Mobile&rdquo; possible.</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 01:47:51 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4461 at http://michiganradio.org ‘Farmer’s market on wheels’ delivers to the inner city Fruit and vegetable oasis finds it hard to survive in a "food desert" http://michiganradio.org/post/fruit-and-vegetable-oasis-finds-it-hard-survive-food-desert <p>Fifteen months after it opened, Flint&rsquo;s first downtown grocery in 30 years is struggling to stay open.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.witherbeesmarketdeli.com/">Witherbees Market</a> was intended to serve the needs of people living in downtown Flint. The downtown zone, like many other urban areas in Michigan, has been described as a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/msu-professors-mapping-urban-food-deserts">&quot;food desert&quot;</a>, with little access to fruits, vegetables and other fresh food.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4286 at http://michiganradio.org Fruit and vegetable oasis finds it hard to survive in a "food desert" Hospital grows fresh produce for its patients http://michiganradio.org/post/hospital-grows-fresh-produce-its-patients <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-972033.mp3"><u><font color="#800080">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-972033.mp3</font></u></a><br />There&rsquo;s a big push these days to eat more locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables. &nbsp;St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor has started a farm on its property to supply fresh produce to hospital patients, employees, and the community. &nbsp;Bridget Bodnar reported on this story for Michigan Radio and she spoke with Morning Edition host Christina Shockley about it. Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:31:06 +0000 What's Working 2761 at http://michiganradio.org Hospital grows fresh produce for its patients