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Lane County Farmers Market Receives USDA Grant

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Farmers Market has received a nearly 100 thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase access to locally grown food.

Laura Keir is with the Farmers Market. She says the grant will help with outreach to Spanish-speaking costumers. This includes offering market tours in Spanish. Keir says many people don’t know that the market takes SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.
Keir: “So one of the activities in this grant will be to partner with Food For Lane County to distribute more of the coupons for folks using their SNAP benefits at the market.”
Keir says the grant will also help with efforts to establish a year-round Farmers Market in Eugene. The Holiday Farmers Market is underway on Saturdays and Sundays at the Lane Events Center through December 20th.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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