Migdalia Loyola

Migdalia has been involved in Twin Cities’ co-ops since moving here over 20 years ago, as an owner of Mississippi Market (her first co-op experience), Seward and North Country. She also lived at the Veggie Co-op while attending Macalester College. Additionally, she has been a member of CSAs and community gardens, a backyard gardener, and a farmers market shopper. Previously, she served on various local non-profit boards, as well as the Midtown Farmers Market Advisory Committee.

Migdalia has extensive experience in organizational leadership, community organizing and outreach, and project management. She has been involved in the design, development and implementation of various community-level interventions and technical assistance programs that enhance public health. Her work has focused on addressing reproductive health, healthy food access and tobacco control in high priority populations. In one of these projects, Migdalia worked alongside local farmers markets and public health organizations to expand Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) at farmers markets in MN, and Market Bucks, an incentive program which encourages EBT recipients to use their benefits at the farmers market.