No Food In Sight
Beans and Greens staff-member Jen Brockman speaks with long-time Westside resident Katrina Vincent. Vincent’s daughter is going to volunteer at the market. (Elana Gordon / KCUR)

Food Deserts

No Food In Sight

Food deserts – places without access to fresh produce and other healthy foods – are a problem throughout the United States and communities around the country are responding them in different ways.

But what is clear, is that finding fresh, healthy produce that’s affordable can be a challenge. And tackling the problem requires innovative solutions.


Residents of the northern Nebraska village of Cody have to drive up to 40 miles to get to the nearest grocery store. Two USDA grants are allowing Cody to build a straw bale grocery store. (Video by Clay Masters/Harvest Public Media)