Brookings Gets $34,884 for Farmers Market

USDA awards grant to promote local food sales.

USDA recently awarded a $34,884 farmers market grant to Brookings, S.D. A group in Brookings will use the money to provide annual training to farmer market vendors in food safety, advertising, display, transportation and marketing. It also plans to offer seasonal training and demonstrations to consumers in food handling and nutrition and conduct surveys of vendors and customers to assess the effectiveness of project activities.

The grant was part of $900,000 allocation under the Farmers Market Promotion Program.

Source: USDA

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