More Food Programs

In addition to food shelves, Keystone offers other ways to access fresh food including Free Farmers Market Events and by hosting Fare for All.
Picture of a Free Farmers Market

Healthy Communities Require Access to Healthy Food Options

We believe that all of our neighbors in need should have access to vital support to be self-sufficient, stable and successful. To be successful, we know individuals and families in our community need access to healthy food resources.

Beyond our food shelf services, Keystone also offers other programs to give people access to healthy, affordable food.

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Free Farmers Markets

Keystone is hosting nine free farmers markets this summer and fall to bring fresh produce to the community. These events will be held at three community sites and will run from July to September.

Boy getting fresh fruit at free farmers market event

Information for shoppers

Shoppers may arrive one hour in advance of the produce distribution to receive a numbered ticket. We encourage shoppers to bring their own bags to carry produce home.

Income Suggestions

Participants should have a household income within 200% of the federal poverty guideline:

  • 1 Person in Household: Household Income of $0–$24,120
  • 2 People in Household: Household Income of $24,121–$32,480
  • 3 People in Household: Household Income of $32,481–$40,840
  • 4 People in Household: Household Income of $40,841–$49,200
  • 5 People in Household: Household Income of $49,201–$57,560
  • 6 People in Household: Household Income of $57,561–$65,920
  • Add $8,360 of allowable income for each additional family member

Free Farmers Market Schedule

These free farmers market events will happen rain or shine according to the schedule below.

 

  • August

    Friday, August 11

    • Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Roseville Covenant Church, 2865 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113

    Thursday, August 17

    • Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    • Location: West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

    Tuesday, August 22

    • Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Rice Street Food Shelf, 1459 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117
  • September

    Friday, September 8

    • Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Roseville Covenant Church, 2865 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113

    Thursday, September 21

    • Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    • Location: West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

    Tuesday, September 26

    • Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Rice Street Food Shelf, 1459 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117

Fare For All - Food That Makes Cents

We believe access to healthy, fresh and affordable food is a right. Keystone partners with The Food Group to offer the Fare For All Program in St. Paul’s West 7th neighborhood.

How it works

Fare For All is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. Fare For All buys fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices. Produce and meats are packed into food packages to range in price from $10–$25. Fare For All is community supported and open to everyone. The more people who participate, the better.

2017 Fare For All Dates

Keystone offers the Fare For All program at the West 7th Community Center. The events are held in the gym at the community center from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, August 4
  • Friday, September 8
  • Friday, October 6
  • Friday, November 3
  • Friday, December 1

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