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USDA grant serves as a 'huge help' to The Market


Petersburg’s Market received a big boost in the form of an U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant.

“It’s a really awesome opportunity for us to support as many businesses as possible,” Market Manager Chelsea Tremblay said.

The Market will use a portion of the roughly $26,000 two-year grant to help those interested in selling items locally get started, along with assisting micro businesses in growing.

The grant’s purpose, according to the USDA, is to develop and improve outreach, training and technical assistance for direct producer-to-consume...

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