Senator Stabenow Announces Support for New Rose City Farmers Market Pavilion

New grant made possible by rural development funding in the current Farm Bill

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced new federal support to help build a permanent Farmers Market Pavilion in Rose City. 


“Through the support of our bipartisan farm bill and with the commitment of local leaders in communities like Rose City, farmers markets are growing across Michigan,” said Stabenow. “They serve as an economic hub for the community, and help connect families with farmers growing fresh Michigan-grown food.”

The City of Rose City will receive $91,300 to finance the construction of a permanent Farmers Market Pavilion, which will provide a venue for farmers and vendors to sell their products directly to consumers. This investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Rural Business Development Grants program, which is a part of the current Farm Bill authored by Senator Stabenow. With the current Farm Bill set to expire this fall, Senator Stabenow recently introduced a new bipartisan Farm Bill, which strengthens support for rural communities in Michigan.