Published on June 10, 2021

Essentia Health, Community Action Duluth bringing back Hillside Farmers Market

In partnership with Community Action Duluth’s Seeds of Success Program, Essentia Health is pleased to announce the return of the Hillside Farmers Market on our downtown Duluth Campus.

The market launched in May 2018 to place healthy options along a bus route and within walking distance of many Central Hillside neighbors. This year, it will run 2-5 p.m. every Tuesday from June 15 through September 28 in the Essentia Health parking lot located at 503 E Third St, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues East.

Thanks to Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Essentia Health, SNAP customers’ spending is matched one-to-one, up to $15 dollars per market day, when using an EBT card at the market. Any children under 18 receive free $4 tokens to spend on produce through the Power of Produce (PoP) Club, with funding from Essentia Health and University of Minnesota Extension.

Opening day of the market, June 15, will include a live chef demonstration, healthy snack recipe cards, free reusable bags and sign-ups for PoP Club and Community Supported Agriculture distribution. Local vendors will be selling fresh produce, seedling transplants, baked goods, canned goods, meat and more.

Market-goers will be asked to follow current Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines. Hand-washing stations, masks and gloves will be available on-site.

Seeds of Success is a food-access program that also operates the successful Lincoln Park Farmers Market. Seeds of Success is a part of the Fair Food Access Campaign, a coalition of organizations and neighborhood residents working for health equity in Duluth.

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