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USDA Blog: Bringing fresh food to the Crow Creek Reservation

"Hunkpati Investments, Inc., serving the Crow Creek Reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota offered the visiting South Dakota USDA Rural Development State Director, Elsie M. Meeks and others, a tour of their new facility and an opportunity to buy fresh local produce at their farmer’s market.

“Hunkpati Investments, Inc. is a shining example of how Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s) facilitate economic growth in underserved areas, “said Meeks, “from providing financial literacy education, supporting entrepreneurship to improving the quality of life through community gardens and farmer’s markets, CDFI’s fill many roles.”

Offering bags imprinted with the slogan “Produce Local/Grow Crow Creek” to hold all of the fresh vegetables and canned goods, the CDFI promotes financial opportunities, self-sufficiency and self-determination in the community."

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Successful Community Development Brings Economic Opportunity, Fresh Food, to a South Dakota Tribe (USDA Blog 8/13)

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