Planned unveiled for year-round farmers market
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- There may be a new option for healthy food choices in the Southern Tier next year, as officials unveiled plans for a new, permanent, farmers market facility in the Town of Dickinson.
Representatives from local farmers markets were joined by the County Executive and Steve Herz of the county legislature at a news conference to highlight the upcoming construction of a facility that would be able to house a year-round farmers market.
With more than $500,000 of the proposed facility being paid for by grants, the Broome County Industrial Development Agency has said it will also back the project with further funding.
Those who have been working on the project for the last several years say that the entire project has been an example of what can be achieved by working together.
“Almost every individual, every entity - private, public, Republican, Democrat…we all worked together on this project,” said Steve Herz, District 9 Broome County Legislature.
The proposed 50,000 square foot facility would be able to house more than thirty vendors as well as a staffed store which would allow farmers more options to sell their produce throughout the year.