North Side Nutrition

DeVon Nolen is on a mission — to improve the health of north Minneapolis residents.

It’s a Friday afternoon at the West Broadway Farmers Market, and Nolen, the market manager, is using her bullhorn. “EBT SNAP cards are accepted here,” she tells the crowd, gesturing to a booth where a line is forming. When customers swipe their cards, they get “market bucks,” tokens they can use to buy SNAP-eligible foods. When they use EBT SNAP cards to purchase at least five dollars of market bucks, they get five market buckets for free.