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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.


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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