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Apple Street Market
The Apple Street Market is an example of a food cooperative made up of comunity members, the Northside Farmer's Market, nonprofit organizations, and investors working together to open a full-service grocery store in Cincinnati. This co-op began as a response to grocery stores being removed from the neighborhood, creating a food desert affecting five neighboring communities. This viable model for grocery stores can be used in low food access neighborhoods to not only increase access to healthy and fresh foods but provide sustainable jobs to community members. The co-op is also working on providing transportation so community members can frequent the market.
2005 | U.S. Apple Association
This brochure is all about apples! Learn about nutrition facts, tips to add apples to your diet, the difference between apple varieties, and recipes incorporating apples.
2012 | United States Department of Agriculture
The USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program offers grants to eligible programs and projects focused on expanding healthy food choices and access for all individuals. This article discusses previous grantee projects, how to find out more about the grant, and how to apply.
2013 | USDA FNS
This resource focuses on providing marketing ideas to attract SNAP customers to your farmers’ markets, including tips on market signage, creating flyers, and other promotional ideas.
2009 | University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
This fact sheet focuses on strategies to attract farmers to your market and strategies to sustain vendors at your farmers’ market long term.
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is a federal program dedicated to training new farmers and ranchers so they can be best prepared to start and run a successful farm operation. The program is grant funded. Information on past projects and how to apply can be found within the resource.