GOOD NEWS: 20 Detroit Corner Stores Are Now Carrying Fresh Produce

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Liquor stores? No more. OK, they’ll still exist, but some of them here in Detroit are starting to carry fresh produce, which is a big step toward improving the food systems.

Excerpt from Super Market News:

Twenty corner stores here — mostly liquor or convenience stores — are selling fresh produce through Detroit Fresh: The Healthy Corner Store Project.

The project is the brainchild of Dr. Kami Pothukuchi, associate professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University here, who launched it in 2008. Pothukuchi is the founder of Seed Wayne, a grant-supported effort to bring sustainable food to Wayne State and other Detroit neighborhoods. Seed Wayne is leading the Detroit Fresh project in collaboration with Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Earth Works Urban Farm and Eastern Market Corp.

“Our objective is to connect smaller stores with wholesale produce distributors so they can buy fresh produce at wholesale prices,” she said.

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