Fresh Moves, a mobile food market that has been serving the West Side for more than a year, started stopping on the South Side in the fall after the city donated a second bus to the cause.
The South Side bus visited Chatham and Auburn Gresham on Tuesday. One hourlong stop in
The hottest seller so far on the South Side? Pomegranates, which cost three for $1 in season and 75 cents to $1 each out of season.
"That's something that sells out regularly," said Sacha McLeod, 36, who drives the Fresh Moves bus. Grapes and greens are also hot items among customers, which tend to be senior citizens and families, McLeod said.
Last week, the bus, which sells kiwis, bananas and tomatoes, saw a crowd of more than 100 people on 63rd Street, McLeod said. A stop in
"The people didn't stop coming," McLeod said.
Fresh Moves was created by a group of community activists who wanted to bring fresh food to Chicago areas deemed to be food deserts.
The bus will stop from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chicago Learning Center, 3055 E. 92nd St.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Olive Harvey College, 10001 S.
The bus also plans to stop at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roseland Manor, 11717 S. State St.