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Mobile Farmers Market hopes to strengthen the regional American Indian food economy

January 04, 2021

Mobile Farmers Market hopes to strengthen the regional American Indian food economy
The Intertribal Agricultural Council received a Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant in fall 2012 to start a Mobile Farmers Market project. They now have the keys to the Mercedes Sprinter fuel-efficient cargo van that will transport Native-produced products across the region in addition to supporting efforts to start farmers markets in tribal communities.

According to nativefoodnetwork.com, "This pilot project is seeking to develop a regional food distribution network to 1) expand Tribal food producers' market access both locally and regionally, and 2) increase the native communities' availability of fresh, health, and traditional foods."

The project is still very new and currently the team is at the First Nations Development Institute Food Sovereignty Summit in Green Bay, WI. We will post updates on the Tanka site about where they are headed in the future.

"Eventually, the goal is to develop a stronger national Tribal food economy and distribution network with regional operations across the entire country," according to the Native Food Network website.

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