Saturday, May 15, 2010

Welcome, Veggie King Market

I don’t know about you but I couldn’t wait for this store to open its door.

A food desert is defined as an area with little or no access to foods deemed essential to a healthy diet. With the new greengrocer at the corner of Moncton and No.1 Road, Steveston can reclaim its title as a food oasis. A deep green, ruby red, blazing orange, and earthy brown oasis.

In addition to the fruit and vegetable corner at Super Grocer & Pharmacy, we can now feast on nature's bounty at the Veggie King Market, the newest kid on the block!

Finally, the big void Seacoast Produce left behind has been filled. Would you believe that years after they shut down their operation, I still miss their organic chips, exotic condiments on those splintery wooden shelves, the tub of jiggly fresh tofu swimming in its water bath, and a community-size bowl of stir fry vegetables that spared me hours of cutting, slicing, dicing, chopping, and julienning.

I don't know if the Veggie King Market will ever have ready-to-go stir fry vegetables, but for now, I am just happy that I can walk - not drive - down the street to pick up my apples and bananas.

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