Produce market launches at Jacksonville Transportation Authority's main hub

JTA BRINGING FOOD TO THE "DESERT"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A new produce market is expected to make a big difference for thousands of people who have limited access to fresh food.

A weekly market launched Wednesday at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority's main hub, which is an important step towards eliminating food deserts in the community.

JTA and the I'm A Star Foundation hopes easy access to fruits and veggies will encourage people to live healthier lives.

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The table will be set up every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and features everything from peaches to collard greens at market price.

Nearly 11,000 people come through the bus station daily, and many of those people live in a food desert where they have to travel more than a mile for groceries.

The director of I’m a Star Foundation is optimistic this will make a positive influence on people's lives.

The market at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority's main hub was brought to life by teenagers.

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