Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Farmers Market in Mt. PleasantMonday, July 21, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's farmers' market in Mt. Pleasant. This support, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, will be used to help construct a farmers' market pavilion.
"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 Isabella County."
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will receive $200,000 to help expand the city's farmers' market by constructing a pavilion to increase access to local foods and create approximately 33 jobs. The market features products made and grown by members of the tribe and community. For more information here, click here.
Stabenow is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over rural development projects.