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Oct 1, 2012 8:39 AM by AP

Baton Rouge plans mini farmers market food truck

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge officials are planning a healthy eating food truck - sort of a mini farmers' market that will go to areas where people have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.

The Advocate reports that the Mobile Market is a project of the Big River Economic and Agriculture Development Alliance. Executive Director Copper Alvares says two or three farmers will sell local produce. Alvares says it also will feature cooking demonstrations and other events to promote healthy living.

It's expected to hit the streets of north Baton Rouge in February.

The project is among several coordinated by Mayor Kip Holden's Healthy City Initiative. On Wednesday, he and other officials unveiled the city-parish's healthy city website at www.healthybr.com.

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