LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A local business is working to create a mobile market to bring locally grown food to Louisville neighborhoods that do not have currently have easy access to the healthy food.
The Root Cellar has two brick and mortar locations, but the owner, Ron Smith, plans to create a Root Mobile out of an old TARC bus. Smith has already started gathering the tools to revamp the bus. It will even be redesigned to run on vegetable oil recycled from local restaurants.
While it is a business venture, Smith says he is hoping the move will inspire healthy eating habits. He also wants to get more people involved in supporting local farmers. All of his products are brought to him directly from the farm.
“We hope that this small, mobile, fresh food bus will generate a ground swell of interest in the local foods movement, healthy eating patterns and community support for the agrarian economy,” wrote Smith on his Kickstarter fundraising page.
The page has raised more than $3,000 for the project. For more information about the Root Cellar and the project click here.