Stockbox Grocery Opens First Storefront in Seattle’s South Park Neighborhood

Last year at the Slow Money Gathering in San Francisco, I was really impressed with a presentation that I heard from one of the founders of Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery in Washington. Her idea was simple and innovative — retrofit shipping containers to sell healthy food and produce in underserved neighborhoods. The easily portable container could be placed in industrial areas and regions where food deserts now prevail, instantly providing better access to fresh groceries.

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Greening the Food Deserts of East Los Angeles

Food insecurity is huge problem in our nation. More families are now in need of food stamps than ever before in the history of our country, and in many neighborhoods liquor stores far outnumber produce markets. However, in the barren food deserts of East Los Angeles, a few small oases of healthy food options are beginning to sprout.

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Celebrating Seasonal Riches at the Farmer’s Market

My favorite way to celebrate the embarrassment of riches that is California’s seasonal produce is to take a trip to our local farmer’s market. It is a weekly ritual that we enjoy as one of life’s simple pleasures; the outing provides social opportunities to interact with my neighbors, and it is also much more fun than just an ordinary grocery shopping chore.

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Bringing Real Food to the People: The Guerilla Garden Ninjas City Co-Op

It’s a challenge creating access to healthy, affordable food in many urban neighborhoods. The following inspiring story was published on Eco Etsy last week, and it features the efforts of Juanita Rivas-Raymer, who has been able to do just that. She has succeeded in combining the concept of a community garden with a food-swapping co-operative.

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Hayes Valley Urban Farm Blossoms

I can not think of a better example of a shining hope for our collective sustainable future than the Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco. On the site of what was once an old freeway on-ramp, now exists a thriving organic community farm. Hundreds of volunteers have worked diligently to transform a blighted section of the city into a beautiful public space, that is also helping to strengthen the local food system and educate the populace.

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