Lindsey Barrow, Lowcountry Street Grocery (Charleston, SC)
I’ve been interested in Lowcountry Street Grocery since talking to director Lindsey Barrow before its wheels even started rolling a couple of years ago. But these days, I’m a customer. I shop on the bus when I can for veggies and other local foodstuffs, and now I’m on their email list for a weekly bag pick up. So in short, I’ve seen this food system in action; it works, and it’s quietly revolutionary. It’s bringing farmers and shoppers together, a mobile market that turns a profit in the tech company parking lot and also near the extended stay hotels where people live by the week. Barrow’s trying to prove we can fix our food systems in a way that is delicious for all, and he’s not just preaching on paper; he’s working numbers in a rolling grocery store that is just the beginning of his mission.
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