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Friday, 16 August 2013 11:08

MEDC announces farmers market grant winners

(PORT SANILAC) -- Ten farmers markets around the state will receive a portion of $200,000 in grants through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney says these grants will support local markets, strengthen communities and create jobs in our state. Locally, the Port Sanilac Farmers' Market was selected to receive a $10,090 grant with an $11,750 match. The market will be adding a steel-roofed pavilion to provide shelter for vendors as well as performers and other community events. Announced in June, the Farmers Market Grant Program provides one-time grants between $10,000 and $50,000 to existing farmers markets that have been in operation for at least 4-years in Michigan. A second round of food entrepreneurship grants, aimed at the food truck industry in Michigan, will be announced within the next two to three weeks.