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NYC Gets a Little Greener

New York City has given mobile fruit and vegetable stands the green to roll out all over the city. Reuters reports:
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said underserved New Yorkers would have better access to fresh produce as early as this spring.

"The communities in our city where obesity and diabetes continues to skyrocket are the same communities that lack even the most basic access to fresh fruits and vegetables," Quinn said…

…There are more than 4,000 permits for so-called green carts in New York and the stands are a common sight in wealthy Manhattan.

But low-income New Yorkers are left with little choice but to buy unhealthy "convenience" foods, most of which are packaged and processed, supporters of the bill said.
Very cool, but lest anyone think NYC is devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables. Just check out Union Square:

That reminds me. A new farmers market just opened up by my house—guess where I’m going this weekend?
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Sara - February 28, 2008 10:44 PM

A new farmers market- where ? I want to go too. We live in NJ and often shop at the 206 farmers market.

Gerry Pugliese - February 29, 2008 8:17 AM

Hey Sara-

206? Hey neighbor! :)


David - March 25, 2008 1:02 PM

Hey Gerry, if you're referring to the one in Bridgewater near the Acura dealer and Fudruckers, don't bother. It's awful. Very small selection, and all the produce looked really bad -- not fresh at all -- everything was shriveled or sprouting.

The 206 market in Hillsborough seems to be the best in the area I'd say. That's where I get all my greens! :-)


Gerry Pugliese - March 25, 2008 1:10 PM

Hey David-

Yeah, my mom didn't speak to highly of it either. I have yet to go. I'll probably check it out in the summer when more veggies are in bloom.

The one on 206 is by Super-Saver right?


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