USDA Offering $10 Million in Grants to Farmers Markets
About $10 million in grants being made available to farmers markets, community supported agriculture and roadside stands. According to an April 6 Federal Register notice, the grants, which are administered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, will assist in developing, promoting and expanding direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers. Applications must be submitted online at www.grants.gov no later than May 21, 2012. Learn more.