Farmer's market receives grant for equipment

May 03, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Pictured is Julie Mansfield (Mountain Harvest Organics) on the left, receiving tent equipment from Keelin Schneider representing the Health Department on the right.

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market, along with other area markets, was the recipient of tents, tables, coolers, and other equipment provided by the Haywood County Health Department, an opportunity made possible through the Community Transformation Grant Project which focuses on addressing chronic disease issues in NC through tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating.

Keelin Schneider, the Health Promotions coordinator, was on site for the Wednesday market to deliver equipment to individual vendors who had applied and to market representatives.

“This generous contribution by Haywood County, supporting healthy lifestyles through local markets, is a refreshing boost for producers who are challenged by economic issues and weather," Schneider said.  "Vendors at our local, producer-only market work diligently to provide the highest quality products at reasonable prices, representing the best of the region.  The ability to keep their products shielded from the weather is critical.

“The vendors and management of Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market extend their heartfelt thanks to the Health Department and Mrs. Schneider for making this possible.”

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market operates from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and in the Shelton House/HART Theater parking lot, on Pigeon Street in Waynesville. For information, call 280-1381.

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