Growing Power is excited to announce the grand opening of Growing Power’s Deli & Food Market located in the King Commons Development at 2737 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Milwaukee.
This community food project was developed in collaboration with the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation and its Executive Director, Welford Sanders. As part of King Commons, a development site of mixed-use housing and commercial space, this market is one of the first of its kind in the nation to be located in a food desert community. Growing Power’s Deli & Food Market will provide fresh, naturally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as other organic food products. Our deli will feature daily specials made from fresh and locally grown produce. “This is one of the most important things to happen in this northside Milwaukee community, where access to fresh and nutritious foods is limited. The health of the community will definitely improve over time as access to local and sustainably produced natural foods becomes the norm!,” exclaimed Will Allen, Farmer, Founder, and CEO of Growing Power. Growing Power’s Deli & Food Market will be a national model for innovative and active community engagement in the “Good Food Revolution”. Menu items are for dine-in or take-out and the “farmer’s market” will feature Growing Power’s produce.
About Growing Power Growing Power was started in Milwaukee, WI., in 1996 by Will Allen, a 2008 winner of a MacArthur “Genius Award” who has long worked to produce and deliver healthy food to low-income communities. It is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.