“Healthy, conscious eating should be a choice, not a privilege. Entrepreneur Olympia Auset recognized this and took action. In LA, the second most vegan-friendly city in the US according to PETA, fresh, quality produce is still unavailable to many communities in the south-central region. A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that 4 out of 10 low-income adults in LA County are food insecure. Less than 20 percent of adults eat fruits and vegetables daily and more than 50 percent of children eat fast food at least once a week, according to the LA County Department of Public Health. As a response to the underwhelming number of quality grocery stores in the area Auset created an alternative to drive-thrus and local mini-markets with limited options. “
Read the article, This Community Grocer Makes Organic Produce More Accessible, Delivers To Doorstep, here.
Learn more about Olympia Auset’s project, SÜPRMRKT, here.