May 05, 2017

Capital Farm Credit supports Texas Farmers' Markets

Capital Farm Credit awarded 29 grants in 2017 totaling $31,500 to Farmers Markets across the state.

"The Farm Credit System has served agriculture and rural communities for 100 years, and Capital Farm Credit is proud to be an important part of that rich history of supporting our farmers and ranchers," said Jay Stewart, chief lending officer for Capital Farm Credit. "As a borrower owned cooperative, our mission is to help rural areas grow and thrive by providing these farmers and ranchers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful."

"Many consumers today have little appreciation for the hard work it takes to put food on our tables," he added. "Local farmers markets provide an opportunity to connect and help tell that story. We established the farmers' market grant program to provide these local markets with additional resources they need to support local farmers."

2017 Grant Recipients are:

  • Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market- Bastrop, Texas
  • Bell County Farmers Market- Temple, Texas
  • Bellville Farmers Market- Bellville, Texas
  • Brazos Valley Farmers Market- Bryan, Texas
  • Charlie-Thornberry Farmers Market Association- Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Colorado City Farmers Market- Colorado City, Texas
  • Concho Valley Farmers Market- San Angelo, Texas
  • Downtown Farmers Market Victoria- Victoria, Texas
  • Dripping Springs Farmers Markets- Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Farmer George Farmers Markets- Round Rock, Georgetown and Cedar Park, Texas
  • Farmers Market on Grand Parkway- Houston, Texas
  • Fredericksburg Farmers Market- Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Fresh for Less Farmers Market- Austin, Texas
  • Ganado Farmers & Handmade Market- Ganado, Texas
  • Grapeland Farmers Market- Grapeland, Texas
  • Guadalupe Valley Gardeners Market- Seguin, Texas
  • HOPE Farmers Market- Austin, Texas
  • Jones Haskell Farmers Market- Stamford, Texas
  • Laredo Farmers Market- Laredo, Texas
  • Midland Downtown Farmers Market- Midland, Texas
  • Sustainable Food Centers- Austin, Texas
  • Texas Farmers Markets at Mueller and Lakeline- Austin and Cedar Park, Texas
  • Vernon Farmers Market Association- Vernon, Texas
  • Westchase Farmers Market- Houston, Texas
  • Wimberley Farmers Market- Wimberley, Texas
  • YourFarmer2U- Elgin, Texas