Get Fresh!

Clay Street Market, Richmond VA. Photo: Tricycle Gardens

Clay Street Market, Richmond VA.
Photo: Tricycle Gardens

A food desert is a neighborhood with no supermarkets – a place where you can’t buy fresh fruits or vegetables.  The small corner stores carry canned and dried food that keeps well on the shelf but is less nutritious than fresh produce, often high in fat and sugar.  For a city of its size, Richmond, Virginia is the worst food desert in the nation, but an effort is underway to fix that problem. Sandy Hausman has the story.

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