Bessemer’s Urban Market Discount Foods is bringing fresh affordable goods to the food desert now [PHOTOS]

Urban Market Discount Foods owner Mara Allen
Owner Mara Allen in front of the Alabama-grown produce at Urban Market Discount Foods. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Bessemer’s Jonesboro community is a federally-designated food desert. Located just Southwest of downtown Bessemer, this low-income area hasn’t had ready access to fresh, affordable food…until now. Keep reading for the scoop on Urban Market Discount Foods and how they’re changing access to healthy food in the area.

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Harvest Market and Southern Organics are bringing fresh, local food to Birmingham. Check out the new Harvest Market downtown.

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Harvest Market downtown features fresh, local produce.
Fresh produce at Harvest Market downtown. Photo supplied

If you live or work in downtown Birmingham, it’s been hard to get fresh, local produce unless it’s a farmer’s market day. Monday, May 20, 2019, Harvest Market and Southern Organics changed all that.

Harvest Market opened a new store that features local produce, meats and beverage options. It’s in the old Parisian building next to Paramount and across from Chocolata.

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Target buys Birmingham based Shipt for $550M in war against Amazon and Whole Foods

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Shipt shopper. Via- www.shipt.com

Birmingham based grocery delivery company acquired
Target announced Wednesday morning that they are acquiring Shipt for $550M. Shipt is a national grocery delivery company, founded and based right here in Birmingham, Alabama.

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