Health & Food

MNsure

 

Health insurance is critical and MNsure is the place to enroll online for the best coverage options for you and your family. MNsure offers health insurance options that are income-based and are often little or no cost.  It is also the only place to purchase private coverage and receive a tax credit; however, signing up can be challenging. Our navigators are able to guide you through the entire process. Call 218-726-1665 or email us with questions.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

 

If your food budget isn’t going far enough, let us help you enroll in SNAP—formerly known as Food Stamps or Food Support. In Minnesota, the money you get in SNAP benefits is put on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which you can use just like a debit card. SNAP benefits can be used at participating grocery stores, convenience stores and even some farmers markets—including our Lincoln Park Farmers Market. While eligibility is income-based, it does not have asset limits and even a relatively small amount of SNAP benefits can have an impact in making ends meet. Call 218-726-1665 or email us with questions.

Central Hillside Farmers Market

  • Each Tuesday June 15 - September 28 from 2-5 pm

  • Located at Essentia Health parking lot across from 503 E 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55805

Lincoln Park Farmers Market

  • Each Thursday June 17 - September 30 from 3-6 pm

  • Located at Harrison Community Center, 3002 W 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806

Farmer's Markets

 

We operate two summer farmers markets to bring fresh and healthy food to the Central Hillside and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.

 

Each market provides $15 dollar match for all SNAP participants and also runs the Power of Produce Club, which provides children under 18 and elders over 60 with $4 each market to be spent on fresh produce. 2021 market details:

Contact Evan with questions or call 218-726-1665.​

Deep Winter Greenhouse

Our innovative deep winter greenhouse is a passive solar growing system that allows us to grow food in the middle of winter, which we can sell at our Mobile Market or give away to local food shelves. Building this greenhouse wouldn’t have been possible without a strong collaboration between Seeds of Success and:

  • Junior League of Duluth 

  • City of Duluth 

  • Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community 

  • Wagner Zaun Architecture

 

The greenhouse shares a lot with the Duluth Community Garden Program. The greenhouse is located on the back half of the lot, while Denfeld Victory Garden and Edible Food Forest occupy the front half. Contact Evan with questions.

Mobile Market

The Mobile Market is a refrigerated van which visits Duluth neighborhoods to provide produce, dairy, canned and dried goods, and some household products at affordable prices. Locally produced goods are also featured. If you are interested, you can pre-order products here and pick them up at one of the scheduled market locations. We accept cash, credit, debit, and EBT.

Follow our Facebook page so that you know when the Mobile Market is coming to your neighborhood. There is approximately one pick-up per week, including:

  • The Good Fellowship Community Center in Morgan Park on the first Wednesday of the month from 4 to 6 pm

  • Bay View Elementary School in Bayview from 1 to 3 pm

  • The Lincoln Park Community Center on the second Wednesday of the month from 4 to 6 pm

  • The Harbor Highlands Community Center on the fourth Saturday of the month from 12 to 2 pm

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Contact mobilemarket@communityactionduluth.org with questions or call 218-726-1665.