Three farmers markets in southeastern Wisconsin have been named as grant recipients from the Regional Cooperative Agricultural Credit Grant Program.
Kenosha HarbourMarket, Highway 11 Outdoor Market in Sturtevant and Saturday at the Arena in Elkhorn were among 28 farmers’ market organizations in the state that Compeer Financial’s for Rural America awarded with up to $1,000 in funding for marketing, technology or educational efforts.
The grant program serves markets in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. In the tri-state region, the program has provided grants to 80 farmers’ market organizations, according to Compere financial officials.
Grants to farmers’ markets will directly help 3,122 people and benefit 4.2 million shoppers who use the markets. In addition, for the organization of the farmers’ market, 24 sellers also received up to $ 500.
“Farmers markets bring fresh, healthy foods directly to communities in an accessible way,” said Karen Schiller, corporate tender specialist at Compare Financial. Many markets have had to make changes and overcome challenges that have emerged during the pandemic. Through these grants, we hope to realize the huge assets that farmers markets provide to our communities – rural, suburban and urban alike. “
Kenosha HarborMarket is located on Second Avenue and 56th Street, one block west of the Museums, every Saturday from May through October 30. It also runs the Winter HarborMarket every Saturday through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., inside Kenosha’s Union Club, 3030 39th Ave.
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