D.C. to Bring Produce Carts to Underserved Areas

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia government is launching a pilot program intended to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved sections of the city.

The district will be rotating three mobile produce carts among 10 locations, many of them east of the Anacostia River, where there are few grocery stores that sell fresh produce.

The program will begin this month and continue through November. The city plans to transfer ownership of the carts to successful vendors after the pilot program is over.

Mayor Vincent Gray will detail the program at a news conference on Monday.

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