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The People’s Grocery

May 2005

West Oakland isn’t the kind of place you’d expect to find many vegetarians—or even vegetables for that matter. An economically depressed neighborhood of freeways, half-completed redevelopment projects, abandoned factories, and port facilities, the community here seems an afterthought: people living in a place not meant for people.

But in the middle of all this I found a bright orange and purple truck, happy beats pumping out from a solar music system on its roof, and a steady trickle of people walking in and out. This is the People’s Grocery Mobile Market. (more…)

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