Thanksgiving local farmer’s market at Harrison Park
Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and being grateful for what we have. Community Action Duluth’s Seeds of Success program held a Thanksgiving local farmer’s market at Harrison Park. The goal was to help provide affordable, organic local food for Duluth residents.
Indoor fall and winter markets were on the decline for the last couple of years, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Thanksgiving local farmer’s market helped with reducing the stress of an expensive grocery season. During the event, Whole Foods donated food for a community meal to help support the local farmers and residents.
Amanda Ayers, an employee at Roper Farms, explained how the Thanksgiving local famer’s market is significant to local businesses.
“It’s really fun that they are getting together kind of this late in the season is usually we usually do the farmers markets during the summer season when it’s warm, but it’s nice to get together this time of year to provide fresh, organic products to everyone.” Ayers said.
The event also had locally made organic gifts such as soaps, handmade bags, and even pottery. Seeds of Success, the program of Community Action Duluth, operates the Community Mobile Market, and summer farmer’s markets in Central Hillside and Lincoln Park. These markets are offered in transit accessible areas and within walking distance of many Central Hillside and Lincoln Park residents.
For more information about Community Action Duluth you can look here https://www.communityactionduluth.org/.
If you want to read more about how Inflation has impacted grocery shopping during this holiday season you can look here https://www.wdio.com/front-page/world-national/rising-food-costs-take-a-bite-out-of-thanksgiving-dinner/.