Farmers market awarded state grant

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Harriman Farmers Market was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program to help advertise the market.

“We are excited about implementing some new ideas at the market this season, and this additional funding will help us accomplish our goals,” said Dina Jackson, Harriman’s city grant coordinator.

This year the market is focusing on developing a campaign that promotes fresh “Tennessee grown” food as a healthier choice for children.

The public will be encouraged through literature to get their children involved in the preparation of meals and snacks, making mealtime fun and healthy.

“It is important for Roane County to know that this is their market,” said Ken Mynatt, Harriman Farmers Market director.

“We invite them, as well as the good folks in our surrounding cities and counties, to come out in support of our local farmers,” he added.

Harriman Farmers Market was established in 2007 and is in the heart of the city at David Webb Riverfront Park.

The market is open from March until September each year.

Vendors set up under the overpass, surrounded by natural landscape and with a view of the Emory River.

For more information on the Harriman Farmers Market or vendor information, call Mynatt at 805-4822.