Community Action Duluth is hosting the soft opening of its Mobile Market this weekend.
From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, the bus stocked with produce, dairy, canned goods and more will be parked in the Duluth Children’s Museum lot at 2125 W. Superior St.
Buy your turnips, kale, soy milk in person, or make your pre-orders by Wednesday at communityactionduluth.org/mobile-market. Discounts are available for SNAP participants and families with children younger than age 18.
Chili and soup kits are also available for $10, or free to those to show an EBT card.
“With COVID, we have seen across the country how tenuous the food system is, and we have seen how that disproportionately affects communities of color, as well,” said Evan Flom, program manager for Community Action Duluth food justice program.
“We thought, we’re going to respond to those needs by putting a grocery store on wheels and being able to travel to neighborhoods that might not have a supermarket or have limited ability to do home delivery, too,” he added.
The grand opening of the Mobile Market is slated for March, and it will primarily travel to Morgan Park, Lincoln Park, the Midtown Manor apartments and Harbor Highland Community Center a couple of times a month.
The main Mobile Market suppliers are Aldi and Upper Lakes Foods, but the organization plans to use goods from its Seeds of Success program, as well as the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Land Lab.
If you go
- What: Community Action Duluth Mobile Market
- When: 12-2 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Duluth Children’s Museum parking lot, 2125 W. Superior St.
- Cost: Free to attend
- More info: communityactionduluth.org/mobile-market