New federal resources will help farmers expand markets and increase access to fresh, healthy, locally-grown foods in Logan County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, pictured, (D-OH) announced that the Logan County Farmers Market will receive $82,553 to expand and improve the market in downtown Bellefontaine. The grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP).
“Ohio’s farmers markets bring new customers to farmers and agricultural producers while increasing access to healthy foods,” Brown said. “This grant will allow the Logan County Farmers Market to include more vendors and gain more customers while maintaining the high-quality produce Logan County residents rely on.”
The FMPP program expands direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities, including domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and more. The program gives support to farmers and agricultural producers by providing start-up expansion and business planning support while improving customer education and outreach.
The Logan County Farmers Market is held in the city parking lot at Detroit Street and Chillicothe Avenue every Saturday morning from 8:30 until noon through October 6th.