Corner Store

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Lake Elmo Market Corner Store: Fresh ‘n Healthy-Good Food Closer to Home

Our Community Food Projects along with Washington County Public Health and Environment partnered with Lake Elmo Market, a gas station in Lake Elmo to develop a Corner Store.  Located in ‘food desert’ the Lake Elmo Market is a perfect opportunity to give the community access to healthy, affordable food.  The store’s owner, Ramiz Saadeh, enthusiastically welcomed the fresh produce into his store and in November of 2013 the ‘Fresh ‘n Healthy, Good Food Closer to Home’ project was born.   The Lake Elmo Market accepts EBT/SNAP benefits.

In 2016 we will continue to expand this project with Ramiz providing fresh produce from the Cimarron Farm located next door to the store.

Stop by our fresh market stand on Fridays from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. starting in June.  Our market stand accepts EBT/SNAP benefits.  All of our produce is organically grown.



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