About 20 vendors signed up for the American Indian Community Housing Organization’s Native Food and Art Market. The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Saturday, July 10 in the parking lot of One Roof Community Housing at 12 E. Fourth St.
Vendors will sell jams and jellies, smoked whitefish, eggs, wild rice, honey, fresh produce, wild rice cupcakes, native artwork and more.
This market will include students from AICHO’s Giinawiind Giginitaawig’gomin — “Together We Grow Program” — and the organization’s Indigenous-first art and gift shop, according to a press release. Many farmers are Native Americans and first-time farmers in a market.
Video and photos: AICHO Garden Blessing Ceremony
The event launched a 16-month program aimed at introducing Indigenous cultural food practices, gardening, agriculture, cultural arts, entrepreneurial skills and communication skills to middle and high school students in Duluth and surrounding areas. .
The goal of the new market, according to the statement, is both to “thrive small businesses and entrepreneurial businesses (Black, Indigenous and of color)” and to help provide better access to “food Healthy Natives in Downtown Duluth”. The market will accept the SNAP benefits and use market dollars.
The market will continue every second and fourth Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on July 24, August 14, 28, September 11 and 25.