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Davenport to receive $100,000 grant for year round farmers market


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Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 11:35 am
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Press release submitted by Loebsack Press

Loebsack announces $100,000 to city of Davenport for Farmers Market improvements

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the City of Davenport will receive a $100,000 grant to establish a year round farmers market. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program.

"This funding will help to connect local farmers to the local community and consumers," said Loebsack. "In addition to promoting new economic opportunities and growth in the area, the expanded farmers market season will provide new opportunities for farmers and increased access to fresh and healthy products for consumers."

The funding will be used to improve infrastructure at the Freight House Farmers Market that will facilitate a year round market for local and regional foods, including refrigerated storage and value added processing and packaging equipment, infrastructure for electronic purchasing, and a certified kitchen incubator for educational training and classes for producers and consumers.




















 




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