Thu February 16, 2012
Metro Transit Centers to house farmers' markets
Starting next month, passengers who ride MetroLink or Metro buses will be be able to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables at certain transit centers.
The mass transit agency is partnering with the Sappington Farmers Market community program, Mobile Market, to sell locally-grown farm foods in areas where nearby residents have little or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The stops are:
- North Hanley
- Riverview-Hall transit center
- Emerson Park (in East St. Louis)
In a statement, Metro's vice president of economic development called the partnership a "proactive solution" to a lack of access to healthy foods in some areas of St. Louis.