The Market in Petersburg plans to hold in-person markets this summer, which will be outdoors every two weeks.
Leading up to the season, The Market is giving away min-grants to residents willing to sell some of their produce. Farragut Farms has been a large contributor to the Market for many years but they have developed their own storefront. They and others in the Market hope the mini-grants will encourage more local food producers to participate.
Lisa Schramek Adams is a board member for The Market. She says they hope to give out several grants of up to $500 each. The deadline to apply is March 24. She says there aren’t many strings attached to the grants but they would like a commitment from people to sell at half of the markets this summer.
Applications need to be emailed to the Market by 9 p.m. on March 24. The address is email@example.com.
The Market is run mostly by volunteers but they do hire a part-time market manager for the summer. The organization plans to start advertising for that position soon.