Thursday, October 18, 2012

Arthursday: Boston Gets a Bike-Powered Farm Cart


"Produce carts are common enough that they no longer garner much attention, especially around farmers markets. Aside from running them over during high-speed chase scenes, it seems easy to forget about them altogether. So one design firm redesigned the ubiquitous cart, adding pedals and a folding system of trays that can haul up to 150 pounds of fruit and vegetables. 
...The City of Boston ponied up a $4,500 matching grant to the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition to operate and maintain the mobile farm stand and train the young riders who put the human in human-powered. The grant is part of a vigorous city campaign to promote fitness and nutrition to fight obesity and diabetes."

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