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Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts? Stockbox Grocer's Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container

The solution to the problem of urban food deserts may come in a shipping container

A group of Seattle entrepreneurs has come up with one solution to the urban food desert problem, and it doesn't involve adding traditional supermarkets to underserved areas. Their new venture, Stockbox Grocers, is taking the favorite building block of the green-building movement—the shipping container—and adapting it into a miniature food emporium, packed from floor to roof with fresh produce and other staples.

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Help Design Brooklyn's New Public Market Dekalb Market, Not Just a Container Contest Wants Your Creative Ideas for New Brooklyn Market

Dekalb Market will be a sustainable, community hub for art, food, farming, and small business. Submit your pitches for stalls now and win free rent.


Artists and artisans, farmers and fun lovers, get out your sketch pads and put on your designing caps. Urban Space is building a new market and community hub in downtown Brooklyn and they want your proposals for making it a unique gathering space for commerce, art, eating, and even growing food right there in the shadow of skyscrapers. Contest details below, but first, a hat tip to the vision for what will become Dekalb Market.

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