Farm stands and farmers markets remain really important for many local farmers, but U.S. consumers barely buy any food directly from farms. Thatâ€™s why local farmers are trying to crack in to the big institutional markets such as grocery stores, work cafeterias, schools and hospitals.
Here in Iowa, we live in one of the top food producers in the nation. Yet, some Iowans still have trouble accessing healthy foods. Host Ben Kieffer talks with experts across the state about people who live in areas with low access to healthy foodâ€¦areas often referred to as â€śfood desertsâ€ť. We find out why people in these areas have trouble accessing healthy food, and what efforts are being done to help these residents.