Gallery: The Mattapan Mobile Farmstand Uses Pedal-Power To Bring the Fa...

Mattapan Mobile Farmstand

Farmers market produce is always better than the grocery store, but it’s not always as convenient. A Boston-based nonprofit design collaborative called Building Research + Architecture + Community Exchange (BR+A+CE, or “brace” for short) recently unveiled a pedal-powered alternative that allows the farmers to bring the goods to you instead…without a huge truck or nasty carbon emissions. The Mattapan Mobile Farmstand is a human-powered mini-market. Using smart design principles, BRACE outfitted a typical trike with a folding system of trays that allows a single person to haul up to 150 pounds of fruit and vegetables.

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