Missouri’s GOP governor is praising the Biden administration’s $1.3 million federal grant to expand Columbia’s popular Farmers Market.
The farmers market is located on West Ash, near the ARC. The funding is coming from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was signed into law by President Joe Biden (D). The Commerce Department says the project will create 88 new jobs.
The Commerce Department also says the grant will increase the capacity for local vendors to sell their products.
The Farmers Market takes place Saturday mornings from 9 until noon on West Ash. Farmers Market executive director Corrina Smith tells 939 the Eagle that the funding will help finish and expand the pavilion. She notes there are currently 98 stalls, with 40 of them covered.
The project is expected to provide more access to locally-grown food.