On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 , the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors unanimously approved farmers market partnership support grants totaling $39,343. These grants will be distributed to nine farmers markets within the District’s boundaries.
How Markets Support District Values
Farmers markets provide valuable points of sale for local agricultural producers, increasing their economic success. Financially successful farmers have an increased ability to conserve water and soil resources and to maintain healthy habitat. This helps them keep their land in agricultural production now and into the future. That’s good for the farm, native wildlife, our waterways and drinking water, and you!
Farmers markets are also well-positioned to provide food, farm, and natural resource education to adults and children. Learning about the value of nutritious, fresh, and healthy whole foods is good for public health, our agricultural producers, and our environment.
2017 Farmers Market Grants
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District provided partnership grant awards to the following markets: