FARMERS MARKET GRANT AWARD – OCTOBER 2015

We are very happy to announce success on our grant request from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to start a Farmers Market in American Canyon.  Final operating details are being considered now and more information will be posted as it becomes available.  Please email the City Manager’s Office with questions.

Based on survey results, a feasibility study and the grant application, here is what we know so far:

DURATION: May – October

LOCATION:  Parking lot in front of Philip West Aquatics Center

DAY/TIME: Sunday mornings, 10AM – 2PM

OTHER:

  • Total Grant Request – $78,074 funding market operation for 2 seasons
  • NO amplified music or amplification system will be utilized
  • EBT cards will be accepted
  • A Community Farmers Market Board will be established
  • These details/decisions can be changed but must be approved by USDA (assuming the grant is successful)
  • A Farmers Market Association will be hired for day to day operation of the market
  • City staff will be used for marketing and administration for the first 2 years with the recommendation going to City Council on 1/19/16 of approval
  • Complete COMMUNITY SURVEY
  • Complete BUSINESS SURVEY