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Michigan Farmers Markets Receive Thousands of Dollar in Grants

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Many Northern Michigan Farmers Markets are receiving grants for improvements to the programs. 

Announced in June, Farmers Market Grand Program will provide one-time grants to existing farmers markets that have been open for at least 4 years. 

Of the 24 farmers markets that applied, 10 farmers markets were chosen and received grants today. 

The winning markets are located in Delhi Charter Township, Gladstone, Marquette, Boyne City, Port Sanilac, Gaylord, Chelsea, East Lansing, Grand Ledge and Canton Township.  Winning projects will provide matching funds.

Marquette Farmers Market is to get $24,537 in grant money to add needed amenities and improve the look of the market. Matching fund of $43,623 will be used as well. 

Boyne City Farmers Market is receiving $12,500 in grants to concert it's Veterans Park pavilion into a multi-activity structure with heat, kitchen, stage and storage. This new structure will hose a permanent winter farmers market, too. Boyne City Farmers Market will match the $12,500 in funding. 

Gaylord Downtown Farmers Market will get $10,901 in grant funds to expand accessibility and increase development, marketing and atmosphere. $11,127 in matching funds will be used to help make this market a success. 

Another food entrepreneurship grant program will be announced in the next two to three weeks.  This program is aimed at the food truck industry. 

For more information on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and it's initiative, please follow the link above. 

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