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Allen quoted in article on Fresh Moves Mobile Market

August 28, 2018

Post Carbon Fellow Erika Allen was quoted in this article on Chicago Tonight marking the milestone of 10,000 customers served with fruit and vegetables by the Fresh Moves Mobile Market.

From the article:

On the bus, shoppers can select from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, about 80 percent of which are grown on 11 acres of city farms run by Urban Growers Collective, which operates the mobile market program. The biggest farm consists of 7 acres at Schafer Park, directly across from the former U.S. Steel site just north of where the Calumet River meets Lake Michigan.

It took several years of remediation by the Chicago Park District to transform the site into an urban farm, said Erika Allen, Urban Growers Collective’s CEO and a former Park District commissioner.

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