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Metro Transit Centers to house farmers' markets

(via Flickr/Matthew Black)
Starting March 18, fresh fruit and vegetables will be available at four Metro transit centers, including the Delmar MetroLink station, pictured here.

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
  • Delmar
  • 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.

Rachel is the justice correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.

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