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Gorge Grown Food Network awarded USDA grant to expand mobile farmers’ market


This fall Gorge Grown Food Network has expanded their Mobile Farmers’ Market program to three new sites thanks to an unsolicited grant from the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services Department (USDA-AMS). The mobile market, which celebrated its fifth anniversary this season, visited farmers’ markets in Stevenson and Mosier, this summer. The USDA-AMS funds are allowing Gorge Grown to operate a pilot program featuring new Mobile Farmers’ Market “whistle stops” in downtown Moro, Celilo Village, and Odell for the months of September-November.

The grant paid for 2/3 costs of a new refrigerated truck; Gorge Grown fundraising is responsible for the remainder. Gorge Grown is conducti...

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