Funded through USDA Famers’ Market Promotion Program: $250,000
The North Park Farmers’ Market started as a public health initiative to increase access to fresh food in Alamance County’s largest food desert. Currently, the market receives its operational support from Healthy Alamance, a non‐profit organization with one full‐time employee. To expand the capacity of the market, PCC in partnership with Healthy Alamance, will hire a fulltime Market Manager/Coordinator who will run the North Park Farmers Market, as well as serve as a manager for Elon Community Farmers’ Market and assist the City of Graham with developing a new farmers market. At this time, all farmers’ markets in Alamance County are operated by volunteers or farmers. The ultimate goal of this project is to create a network of Alamance County farmers’ markets connected by a single Market Manager/Coordinator. All the markets will work together to attract vendors and customers, as well as adopt the same rules and practices, building a resilient regional farmers’ market system.
Check out this article about the new project!