Big-box supermarkets and small local farmers struggle to make the marriage work

Nov 4th, 2022

Nine years ago, the woman- and Black-owned Urban Growers Collective secured a great deal selling produce from a Bridgeport farm to Walgreens. 

At the time, the Deerfield-based drugstore giant was at the vanguard of stores touting expanded fresh food, fruits and vegetable sections in its aisles – particularly in neighborhoods that are considered “food deserts” without access to supermarkets. [continue reading]