Farmers markets offer grant assistance

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Posted 1/22/21

Black, Indigneous and People of Color (BIPOC) who are looking to become involved with the farmers market can now apply to receive start-up funds in the amount of $250 to $1,000.

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Farmers markets offer grant assistance

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Black, Indigneous and People of Color (BIPOC) who are looking to become involved with the farmers market can now apply to receive start-up funds in the amount of $250 to $1,000.

Jefferson County Farmers Markets are now offering a BIPOC Business Start-up Fund in an attempt at reducing the barriers to businesses that are looking to become involved with their local farmers market.

The funds can be used to purchase supplies, mobile equipment, marketing materials and signage and other costs associated with starting up a business.

“A lot of new businesses get their start at farmers markets,” said Jefferson County Farmers Markets manager Deirdre Morrison.

“We know the costs of preparing to be at the market can be a challenge. Farmers markets are excellent zones for new businesses to incubate, to have an audience to test out products and ideas, to get feedback, and to earn an income with lower overhead cost to participate,” Morrison explained.

For more information or to apply to receive start-up assistance visit https://jcfmarkets.org/apply.

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