Featured photo: In addition to $500 grants, Farm Credit East donated 250 reusable bags to each farmers’ market with messaging to support Northeast farmers. Pictured using one of these bags is Kristie Schmitt at Schmitt Farms in Riverhead, N.Y.
There are hundreds of farmers’ markets across the Northeast supplying fresh, local farm products to consumers. In support of these efforts, Farm Credit East recently provided $500 grants to 20 Northeast farmers’ markets, totaling $10,000, for promotion and development of the markets.
“Farm Credit East is pleased to support our local farmers through grants to farmers’ markets,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “The markets provide an important outlet for many of our members to connect directly with their customers, while also supporting local communities. I encourage consumers to support Northeast farmers by visiting these farmers’ markets to buy locally produced food and horticultural products.”
Markets were selected by each of Farm Credit East’s branch offices. In addition, the Association donated 250 reusable bags, with messaging to support Northeast farmers, and signage to promote the market. The markets that received funds include:
- Northeast Connecticut Farmers’ Market, East Killingly, Conn.
- Community Market, Houlton, Maine
- Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market, Topsham, Maine
- Farmers’ Market at Forest Park, Springfield, Mass.
- Great Barrington Farmers’ Market, Great Barrington, Mass.
- Original Easton Farmers’ Market, Easton, Mass.
- Concord Farmers’ Market, Concord, N.H.
- Collingswood Farmers’ Market, Collingswood, N.J.
- Trenton Farmers’ Market, Trenton, N.J.
New York – Central/Northern
- Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Cooperstown, N.Y.
- Lowville Farmers’ Market, Lowville, N.Y.
- Trumansburg Farmers’ Market, Trumansburg, N.Y.
- Village of Hamilton Farmers’ Market, Hamilton, N.Y.
New York – Eastern
- Goshen Farmers’ Market, Goshen, N.Y.
- Grown on Long Island Farmers’ Market, Calverton, N.Y.
- Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market, Troy, N.Y.
New York – Western
- Canandaigua Farmers’ Market, Canandaigua, NY
- Genesee Country Farmers’ Market, Inc., Batavia, N.Y.
- Hamburg Farmers’ Market, Hamburg, N.Y.
- Painted Post Farmers’ Market, Painted Post, N.Y.