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article imageTrustees in one southwest suburb approve mobile produce business

By Vincent Sobotka     Jun 7, 2011 in Business
Chicago - While one parent wishfully pioneers into an unusual business model for modern day society, scores of others wouldn't mind if the trend turned pandemic, again.
Amy Ernst, 42, and the mother of two children, has just leaped the last hurdle seperating her from an opportunity to carry out her vision. For Ernst, the land of opportunity is a land where the streets are paved and lawmakers forbade mobile vendors of ice cream desserts. So, to her vision is not the image of children running with their dollar bills clenched in their fists, rather it is of adults being able to view online schedules of when Ernst will be passing through their neighborhood so that they may purchase chemical-free, organic produce to prepare healthy, safe meals for themselves and their families.
Plainfield  Illinois  United States.
Plainfield, Illinois, United States.
Village of Plainfield
Ernst's business plan was just approved yesterday by the Village of Plainfield board of Trustees. Ernst's operation, which has yet to be tied to a business title, is now clear for
Plainfield  Illinois  United States.
Plainfield, Illinois, United States.
Village of Plainfield
takeoff for the 2011 crop season. During this time, Ernst states that she has connected with many organic farmers within a close enough proximity to the Plainfield community, enabling her to pick up her product in the morning and have her route completed, and healthy produce on the tables of her consumers by dinner.
The approval, however, was only for a temporary business plan, as Ernst's work would be restricted to a seasonal operation due to climate in the Chicagoland area. Come 2012, Ernst will have to present herself infront of the board yet again for approval. With this in consideration, Ernst's operation will have to show significant continuity in order to remain within town limits; not quite an easy task given the many narrow streets, alleyways, bridges and compacted traffic where the population exceeds the capacity of the town's oldest sub-divisions.
Plainfield  Illinois  United States.
Plainfield, Illinois, United States.
Village of Plainfield
Ernst, according to Plainfield Online, cited her battle with cancer as her deepest inspiration for wanting to create a convenient way to supply and encourage local residents to eat healthy. A four-year survivor of the disease, Amy Ernst has unsurprisingly reached out to other cancer survivors during this time and has come to believe that the amount of chemicals used on much of our nation's commercial produce are harmful in terms of causing an increased risk of cancer.
Plainfield  Illinois  United States.
Plainfield, Illinois, United States.
Village of Plainfield
Ernst expects to be operating a reliable, organized and timely service to local residents. Although, there is at least one issue she is still debating over; what music to play in her truck. "Dixieland" is what she is leaning towards, according to reporters.
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