DETROIT (WWJ) – Demand for organic produce in the city of Detroit is growing.
According to figures from Door to Door Organics— a grocery delivery company serving several states in the nation.
Carlos Collier is the company’s Detroit Location Director. He says the city’s demand for the locally-grown, organic produce has grown tenfold in the past two years.
“Detroit is an absolute food dessert – you can’t find fresh foods in Detroit for miles, and for a lot of folks in Detroit – without that public transportation, without real genuine grocery stores in the neighborhoods – it’s far to easy to eat poorly,” Collier said.
Collier says Door to Door serves 500 customers within city limit and adds that that’s 10 times as many as it had a couple years ago.
“This is right around the time when Detroit was considered the unhealthiest or fattest city in the country,” said Detroit Director Carlos Collier. “Anybody who would be looking at our business model would think that this would be the last place in the country we’d have gone to – and it’s been our fastest growing market.”
As for other companies, like Whole Foods, hoping to capitalize on the demand for healthy food in Detroit…
Collier says he welcomes the competition. He says as long as Detroiters are eating better – he’s happy.
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