MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been called a food desert.

But starting Wednesday, residents in north Minneapolis have a healthy oasis. Take a look at North Market at Humboldt and 44th Avenues.

The community building has it all — from fresh produce and meats to fitness and nutrition. Pillsbury United Communities was involved in building this combination grocery store and wellness center

(credit: CBS)

“It’s also a place to come and learn about health. How do you live your best life? It has community health workers, dieticians and it serves as a referral system back into the community’s clinic,” Adair Mosley with Pillsbury Uniting Communities said.

And North Market is creating 40 new jobs in the neighborhood. It’s open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. This Saturday, they’re planning a community celebration.

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