The St. Louis MetroMarket

The St. Louis MetroMarket is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit mobile farmers’ market that is restoring access to healthy, affordable food to St. Louis City food deserts.

We have transformed a donated city bus into a grocery store on wheels to bridge physical, financial, and educational barriers in food deserts in order to have the greatest potential towards increasing the supply and demand for healthy foods in these low-income, high need communities.

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food desert

/fo͞od · dəˈzərt/

noun

1.   urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, afforable food options. The lack of access contributes to a poor diet and can lead to higher levels of obesity and other diet-related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.


2.   a problem


metromarket

/ˈmetrō·ˈmärkət/

noun

1.   a non-profit mobile farmer’s market that will serve all St. Louis area food deserts by providing direct access to fresh, healthy, affordable produce


2.   an advocate for low-income communities on issues related to food justice, hunger, and health


3.   a solution