Growing Grant

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Augusta Locally Grown has been awarded a $200,000 planning grant by the United States Department of Agriculture Marketing Service as part of the 2021 Local Foods Promotion Program.

The organization, dedicated to growing the sustainable local food community, will use the funds for a feasibility study to determine best practices to increase farmer product support and community access with the availability of a new 35,000-square-foot facility called The HUB.

The implementation plan from the feasibility study will allow ALG to increase point of sale opportunities for producers, business access to healthy food options for vulnerable consumers and food education for consumers.

The study will conclude mid-2022, and implementation will take place later in the year.