This is a weekly round up of news and features covering Farmers markets across the country.
Westport, CT Farmers Markets To Get State Support
We start this week’s round up in Westport Connecticut where the State officials are proposing policies that would support local farmers and farmers markets in a bid to help ease the supply chain issues that have been affecting businesses and consumers. You can pick up the actual policies here.
Grant Street In Buffalo New York Is Set To Get A New Farmer’s Market
Thanks to the local Providence Farm Collective (PFC) there will be a new Farmer’s Market in the Grant Street area come this summer. The market will run from June to October and will offer produce from local farmers including the 16 that make up the PFC. The areas large immigrant population will benefit from the business opportunities. Buffalo Rising covered this story.
Trojan Farmers Market Returns After Two Year Absence
USC Media is reporting that the local government has given the green light for the market to return. This time it will be hosted by USC Hospitality every Wednesday from 11am -3pm.
Washing State Tax Break Expiration Threatens Farmer’s Markets
Finally this week, Crosscut is reporting that the tax law that allowed Churches and other non-profits to host Farmers markets and other fund raising activities without losing their tax exempt status is about to expire. Apparently a large number of local farmers markets i that area depend on that tax designation to operate so the law makers will need to act fast .