Spartanburg Farmers Market Receives Funding

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The Lowcountry Housing Trust approved a $350,000 loan for the Northside Development Corporation to fund the construction of the Hub City Farmers’ Market in Spartanburg’s Northside community.

The farmers’ market will be one part of the Northside Community Food Hub, which combines elements of a grocery store, restaurant and community garden with the farmers market.

The project is estimated to cost $1.7 million and will be located on Howard Street, between Milan and Vernon streets in Spartanburg, to address what’s considered to be a “food desert,” or an area that does not have access to fresh fruits and produce.

The project has support from the city of Spartanburg, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Mary Black Foundation, the Spartanburg Market Fund and Duke Energy as a way to create jobs and improve the quality of life in the Northside community.

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