Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
On October 4th, Colle, an online farmers market community, reacts to an article published by Cleveland.com revealing a $425,000 grant that will be used to support farmers markets in Ohio.
According to Cleveland.com, the U.S Department of Agriculture will be supplying the grant next year in order to make farm-fresh goods available to consumers with lower incomes. The article states that in total there will be six grants provided across Ohio and each one will support farmers markets in some way. Ohio State University will receive $89,544 “to train farmers and consumers on how to use the Ohio Direction Card to get produce at farmers markets across the state,” Cleveland.com reports. In addition, another grant will teach young farmers how to become farmers market providers while a grant for the Rural Action Committee will provide farmers market education.
Colle supports the Cleveland.com article and believes in a similar cause. The online marketplace helps consumers, regardless of their budget or location, to find farmers markets that can provide them with delicious, healthy, local organic and natural goods. In addition to supporting organic farming, Colle also supports the locavore movement, and is hopeful that the new grants will encourage locavorism in Ohio.
Kathleen Merrigan, a USDA official, announced the grants at the International Public Markets Conference in Cleveland reports Cleveland.com. According to the article, “The conference is sponsored by the Project for Public Spaces, and has attracted about 250 participants.”
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to uniting natural product vendors, organic farmers and any consumers who live an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of establishing more sustainable farming and consumerism.