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and will stop at nursing homes, daycare providers, other areas to sell fresh commodities from growers in my region,” she explained. Another of the 2017 grant recipients was the White Earth Nation in Northwest Minnesota. Zachary Paige, food sovereignty ...


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The Good Food Access Program was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 2016 and is run by the Department of AgricultureGrants range from $5,000 to $75,000, and can help with marketing, H.Rneeds, computer systems or other technical assistanceThe deadline to apply is March 14. Later in the spring, the Good Food Access Program will offer grants for equipmentLast year, those grants paid for new coolers for fresh vegetables and, in Hills’s area, a grocery store on wheels know as a Mobile Market. "The Mobile Market will go to areas of our region that are food deserts, and will stop at nursing homes, daycare providers, other areas to sell fresh commodities from growers in my region,” she explained. Another of the 2017 grant recipients was the White Earth Nation in Northwest MinnesotaZachary Paige, food sovereignty specialist with the tribe, said they’re installing new vegetable coolers in two convenience stores and buying a refrigerated truck that will also house a kitchen. "What we're trying to do is grow locally produced, organic, indigenous foods that have high nutrients and also will be available to people at a closer range,” Paige said“Walmart and Central Market in Detroit Lakes, they are up-to 50 miles away for some people." Paige and others say poor diet is a major factor in the diabetes and heart problems that disproportionately affect White EarthHe said he expects the grant's incentives to help more people grow and eat healthier food.Laurie Stern, Public News Service - MN Support our workGet more headlines like this via email !! function myFunction() { var x = document.referrer; document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = x; }   About PNS Media Facts Support Us Contact Us PNS Employment Mission/History Editorial Policy Pitch Our Journalists Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyri

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