The USDA awards the Texarkana, Texas Farmers Market a grant of more than $174,000 to support a cultural foods initiative.
The program will focus on the growth and expansion of the farmers market through cultural foods and events. Texarkana’s application one of 49 selected nationwide and the only project chosen for funding in Texas.
The money will be distributed over three years.
“Foods a very important part of our culture locally and also globally and there’s a lot of common ground people can find and share through food. So we think the farmers market is the perfect place to highlight that,” Holden Fleming, City Planner.
The program is set to begin later this year.