mobile produce market

Fresh Moves is a mobile produce market built in a decommissioned CTA bus. The bus serves Chicago’s food desserts and activates public space by bringing fresh produce and educational programming to Chicago’s neighborhoods. By transforming the urban streetscape into an inclusive, interactive, and multi-sensory environment, the project nurtures participation of the whole family in the routine food shopping experience.

The design repurposes the existing systems and fixtures of the transit bus. Produce storage cabinets fit standard grocery crates and secure the contents while the bus is in motion. LED bus route display monitors broadcast the latest produce stock and prices.

Project in concert with Architecture for Humanity Chicago. Photos by Lety Murray, and Robin Amer (WBEZ Chicago Public Media) // © CARTOGRAM 2011.