City Partnering on Produce Stand in Bus Station
INDIANAPOLIS - A pilot program designed to bring more fresh and affordable produce to downtown Indianapolis has launched. Food in Transit involves selling fruits and vegetables at the city's primary public transit station, the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, during heavy travel hours. Mayor Joe Hogsett calls the effort "a significant step forward" in addressing food access issues in the city.
He added "this work does not stop here. We will continue to develop creative solutions, like this market, that benefit the residents of our city." Growing Places Indy, an urban farming nonprofit partnering with the city on the market, says the produce is grown less than two miles from the point of sale.
The program is supported through more than $20,000 this year and next from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Food in Transit will be open Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October 26. It will return next spring. You can connect to more about Growing Places Indy by clicking here.