Minnesota farmers markets trying to make sure market distributors and prospects are training protected and sanitary pointers through the upcoming winter market season can now apply for one more spherical of the Minnesota Division of Agriculture’s Protected on the Farmers Market cost-share program, based on a press launch.
Eligible markets could also be reimbursed as much as $300 on the acquisition a wide range of tools that may assist markets adjust to the steerage for Minnesota farmers markets and distributors. Roughly $10,000 in whole shall be out there by means of this program.
Examples of eligible tools embrace handwashing stations, further tables to extend distance between distributors and prospects, signage to correctly talk handwashing and social distancing, sanitation provides to scrub generally touched surfaces, and twine/fencing/tape/chalk to information prospects by means of their market expertise.
To be able to qualify, the farmers market should meet a minimal of 4 occasions between November and March. The farmers market should embrace a minimal of 5 domestically grown and/or cottage meals distributors who promote on the winter market.
Farmers markets that participated within the first spherical of the Protected on the Farmers Market cost-share program this summer season are eligible to use for this spherical as nicely.
Purposes to this system are being accepted now by means of Dec. 15, or till all funds are depleted. Funds shall be awarded on a first-come, first-served foundation.
For extra data and to use on-line, go to the MDA’s Protected on the Winter Farmers Market cost-share internet web page.
Funding for this system is made out there by means of the Agricultural Progress, Analysis and Innovation program, which administers grants to farmers, agribusinesses, colleges and extra all through the state of Minnesota. The AGRI program exists to advance Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable power sectors.