Join us at the East 7th Street store from 6:00-7:30pm on Wednesday, September 21 for an evening exploring food justice on the East Side of St. Paul. Mississippi Market staff will moderate an informative discussion regarding the need to ensure access to healthy food and promote a thriving local food economy for everyone.
Attendees will hear from three incredible panelists about community wealth building on the East Side and creating a local food economy that works for everyone. Panelists will include Pakou Hang, Executive Director of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA); Deanna Abbott-Foster, Executive Director of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council; and Elena Gaarder, Program Officer for the East Side of St. Paul at Nexus Community Partners.
The panel discussion will include:
- Insights into the importance of food justice work and its impacts on local community members, farmers, and food businesses
- Current food justice initiatives on the East Side of St. Paul
- Information pertaining to Mississippi Market’s role in supporting food justice efforts
- Fresh produce samples from HAFA’s farm
- Light appetizers
This event is free, but due to limited space registration is required.