witherbees market http://michiganradio.org en 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"