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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 56

Clark Fork, ID Corner Store Assessment

Background: Today we biked 70 miles from Libby, MT to Clark Fork, ID. Clark Fork is a border town that has an approximate population of 500+ people. Most people purchase their groceries from a small market in town that is analyzed below. Additionally, there is one gas station also discussed below. Clark Fork has no locally sponsored farmer's market, but the neighboring town of Hope (8 miles) does host weekly markets during the summer season. Activity levels appear to be high with many children biking around town, playing basketball at the school courts, etc.

Monarch Market (small grocery store) 118 4th Ave.

1. Healthy Cereals: Rice Crisp, Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Oats and More
2. All types of milk available
3. No baked chips in stock
4. Large selection of wheat breads
5. 100% Juice: apple, orange, white grape, V8, tomato
6. Fresh produce: apples, oranges, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, bell peppers, onions, bananas, onions, potatoes
7. Canned Vegetables: fully stocked
Canned fruits: peaches, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, pineapple

Clark Fork Beverage (Cenex gas station/liquor store) 218 4th Ave.

1. Healthy Cereals: Cheerios, Raisin Bran
2. All types of milk
3. Lays baked chips (no single sizes)
4. Multiple packages of Wheat bread (approximately equal to other breads)
5. 100% Juices: orange, pineapple, V8
6. No fresh produce
7. Canned Vegetables: peas, mixed vegetables, green beans, corn, kidney beans
Canned Fruits: pineapple, pears, oranges, peaches

Riding into an off-day tomorrow... Sandpoint, ID here we come!


  1. Have you been telling the store managers who you are and the nature of your project before you do your assessment?

    Enjoy your day off.

    Tío Lee Po

  2. Absolutely. Always good to gain permission before snooping around someone's establishment.