At cross purposes: Urban agriculture and an ‘agrihood’ in Detroit

The Oakland Avenue Farmers’ Market in Detroit sells fresh-grown food every Saturday “in a historically low-income and black neighborhood where such options aren’t readily available,” says the Detroit Metro Times. Now it's facing competition from the Michigan Urban Farm Initiative, which gives away produce each Saturday.

Healthy food at low price is difficult goal for grocer in Detroit

When Whole Foods, "the world's leader in organic and natural foods" with 360 stores, opened a store in Detroit in June 2013, top executives said they wanted to reach "all of Detroit" with lower prices and to encourage healthier diets.