Article in the Chicago suntimes about allowing larger community gardens and farmers markets to sell in the inner city neighborhoods.
What is not mentioned: a lot of mom and pop markets close due to crime, and places like Walmart, which has lots of veggies (including ethnic veggies) is not allowed.
but I know one problem is lack of stores: I used to go to a 24 hour market to shop...in Boston it was a warehouse type grocery, but elsewhere it was usually the 24 hour Walmart superstores to buy food, including veggies. of course, that shopping was once a week (so fresh veggies often didn't keep that long) but the prices in the small towns were higher and the selection a lot smaller... that is one reason I laugh at those "bring your own bag" types showing an attractive young woman carrying a small tote bag: Uh, even when there was only two of us, we often bought four or five bags of groceries every week...add kids, and double that.
Now, imagine you are on a limited budget, and you see the problem. In Boston, the poor took a cab and filled it with bags and bags of groceries...