City Continues Fight Against Food Deserts

by Gabe Bullard on June 18, 2009

Another farmers market has opened in urban Louisville.

The market on Gray Street joins markets in Phoenix Hill, Smoketown and the California neighborhood. All of them are aimed at eliminating so-called food deserts—areas where Metro Health Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says healthy food is hard to find.

“The response, then, is to find a systemic and structural way to address those issues,” says Dr. Troutman. “One of those is to look at healthy in a hurry corner stores, which we’ve done—we have two in operation now—and expanding the number of farmers’ markets where fresh fruits and vegetables are usually available and affordable.”

Metro Council President David Tandy says another farmers market is in the works for West Louisville.

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