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Here’s a monthly roundup of regional media coverage on the work of Family Development staff and partners.

Hillside Farmers Market to open June 19
Howie Hanson (blog)

Thanks to Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Essentia Health, SNAP customers are matched one-to-one, up to $15 dollars per market day, when using an EBT card at the market. Any children under 18 receive free $4 tokens to spend on produce through the Power of Produce (PoP) Club, with funding from Essentia Health and University of Minnesota Extension.

Crookston’s Marketplace debuts Thursday
Crookston Times

Stay tuned every Thursday for a new Marketplace theme with free entertainment and activities, plus, beginning July 12, the University of Minnesota Extension Power of Produce grant will be available weekly for kids ages 0-18 to receive vouchers for free produce from the Crookston Farmer’s Market.

Veterans harvest market, Power of Produce returns to Prior Lake
Jordan Independent

In 2017, the market raised nearly $4,000 for veteran suicide prevention programs and donated more than 500 pounds of food to the Scott, Carver and Dakota counties CAP Agency, and earned about $2,700 for local farmers through the Power of Produce, a farmer’s market incentive program aimed at getting healthy food to youth and seniors from the University of Minnesota Extension and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.

Medford Farmers Market makes connections with customers
Rochester Post Bulletin

Andrea Kronbach, SNAP-ED educator for University of Minnesota Extension, will lead a market walk-through on a future Thursday. Moreover, cooking demonstrations are part of the mix.

Financial education for families
Moey.me, UMN News, Press Point Release

In her role as a University of Minnesota Extension educator with the Family Resiliency Team, Sharon Powell spends a lot of time teaching low-income individuals and families how to build money-management skills and improve their financial situations. She also helps families at all income levels improve their relationships, particularly parents and children.

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