USDA recently announced recipients of its 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program grants.
October 1, 2012
USDA recently announced recipients of its 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program grants. Michigan was awarded eight grants totaling $420,000 of a nationwide total of $9 million to 130 projects in 39 states:
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids — Marketing to promote food assistance benefit use at two farmers’ markets.
Dixboro Village Green, Ann Arbor — Expansion of the Dixboro Farmers Market.
ProMedica Bixby Hospital, Adrian — For a mobile market and increasing local foods in corner stores.
Berrian-Cass-Van Buren Workforce Development Board, Benton Harbor — Developing a collective marketing group and agritourism brand for area producers.
City of Warren — Improve healthy local food access with a new farmers’ market, electronic benefit processing, and educational outreach.
People's Education for a Sustainable Future, Kalamazoo — Expanding and staffing the Douglass Farmers Market.
City of Westland — Implement a transportation initiative and promotional campaign to increase use of the Westland Farmers Market.