Deeply Rooted Produce Works to Transform Detroit’s Food System with Hyperlocal Produce Delivery

In this episode of the Essential Cooking podcast, Dazmonique Carr of Deeply Rooted Produce joins Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato to talk about delivering locally grown produce to Detroiters.


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Dazmonique Carr is on a mission to transform Detroit’s food system, making locally grown produce more accessible for residents.

Carr is the owner of Deeply Rooted Produce, a mobile grocery store that facilitates distribution of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Sourcing produce from local growers and from their own farms, Deeply Rooted Produce is designed to deliver fresh, nutritious food to Detroit residents that is otherwise difficult to find and expensive to buy.

As a new and growing business, Deeply Rooted Produce also offers volunteer opportunities for people who want to get their hands dirty and see the operations side of local produce distribution firsthand.

In this episode:

  • Building a better, locally sourced food system for Detroiters
  • The difficulty of finding quality fruit at local supermarkets
  • Nutritional benefits of eating food that is in season

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  • David Leins is a Podcast Coordinator and Producer at WDET. He also oversees the StoryMakers program. When he isn't making radio and podcasts, David is probably on a hike somewhere marveling at the trees.