Plant Chicago has been awarded a multi-year grant from the USDA for our market!
The grant will help to increase our reach to more Federal nutrition assistance recipients, low-income customers, and neighborhood residents by increasing outreach, engagement, and marketing activities in the Back of the Yards and southwest side communities.
Project activities will also include farmer and vendor trainings on licensing, marketing, circular economy business practices, and consumer engagement to help local producers improve their bottom line and develop new market opportunities for local and regional food products while employing responsible social and environmental practices.
Stay tuned as we add more educational and culturally-appropriate programming at the market!
Read the description of all the 2018 USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program projects here.