Access to Good Food

access to fresh produce

A few days ago, we visited the Whole Foods flagship store in Austin, Texas.  This was the first display case we saw when we walked in the front door:

access to fresh produce

A mere two hours later, we stopped at a Walmart in East Texas to stretch our legs (too darn hot to walk around outside).   The first display case at this store?

access to fresh produce

I didn’t even know they made this many kinds of Lunchables.  And beyond this was four – yes I said four – aisles of soda/fruit drinks, followed by a small corner of produce.

The difference in the contents of shoppers’ carts was equally striking, and proof that people will buy what’s available and affordable.

Friends: we have a lot of work to do.

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