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Each week, Carol Robinson demonstrates different healthy food recipes that can be made using produce available behind her at the farmers market in Mahnomen, Minn. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Farmer's Market on White Earth Indian Reservation provides fresh produce, combats obesity and diabetes

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MAHNOMEN, Minn. - The Farmer’s Market just off Main Street here aims to be an oasis in a “food desert” covering much of the White Earth Indian Reservation.

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The Ojibwe reservation, covering more than 1,000 square miles, has two or three grocery stores. In Mahnomen County, 35 percent of the population has low access to a store, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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