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USDA grant designed to grow education, outreach opportunities

A large federal grant awarded to the Logan County Farmers’ Market through the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be utilized to expand the market’s outreach to low-income families and to educate people about healthy eating and growing their own food, market manager Chloe Manor said.


The Logan County Farmers’ Market plans to expand its outreach after receiving a federal grant in excess of $82,000. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Logan County was among six farmers’ markets in Ohio to be awarded funds recently through USDA’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program.

The $82,553 grant will be allocated in phases through September of 2014, Ms. Manor said. The grant cycle begins Oct. 1.

“They’re not just going to drop a big money bomb on us Oct. 1,” Ms. Manor said. “There’s some training yet to do through USDA before we see any money from this grant.”

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