Food & Drink International - Spring 2017 Volume 1 - 10
minneapolis north market: by Janice Hoppe-Spiers
North Market will be a hub for healthy foods, healthcare and community wellness in
the North Minneapolis food desert.
Minneapolis North Market is a non-profit social enterprise that will combine nutritious food, healthcare services, community wellness events and education.
"Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of
fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthful whole foods, usually
found in impoverished areas," the USDA says. "This is largely
due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets and healthy
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About 23.5 million Americans live
in food deserts, including 6.5 million
children, according to the USDA. The
areas lack large grocery stores or supermarkets selling fresh and healthy
options and are often in low-income