Neighborhood: North Nashville
Story Type: Food quality Issue
Because I don't own a car, proximity is very important to me when it comes to grocery shopping. But I also care about food being fresh and healthy, about supporting farmers, and local businesses. And so every Saturday morning I hop on my bike and go to the Farmer's Market. There I buy first from local farmers, then from the retail sellers. Anything I can't get there, I look for at the International Market or a nearby Asian Market. If there are still ingredients I can't find, I go in and buy them at Kroger on Rosa Parks. This process takes a long time.I fantasize about a grocery store in North Nashville that carries the products of local farmers - especially TSU agriculture graduates. I imagine the store being a co-op or collective, so when local folks work there we get good pay and benefits. A store with healthy food and value added products from the neighborhood, cooking classes and community events. This Grocery Story was collected at Bethlehem Centers on October 12, 2010 during the North Nashville Community Forum.