U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Village of Port Austin farmers' market. This grant, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, will be used to help establish additional rental units and encourage local businesses to sell their products.
"When we grow things here and make things here, we create jobs here in Michigan. Farmers' markets connect families and small businesses with local farmers and ranchers, boosting the local economy and creating jobs," said Stabenow. "Today's announcement is great news and will help generate more economic activity in Port Austin."
The Village of Port Austin will receive $45,000 to help expand the city's farmers' market by establishing pop-up rental units that look like real shops to encourage businesses to sell their products.
Stabenow is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over rural development projects.