May 01, 2019

Capital Farm Credit gives $20,000 to Texas Farmers Markets

Capital Farm Credit awarded 20 grants in 2019 totaling $20,000 to Farmers Markets across the state.

"The Farm Credit System has served agriculture and rural communities for over 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."

2019 grant recipients are:

  1. Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market
  2. Bellville Farmers Market
  3. Burton Farmers Market
  4. Concho Valley Farmers Market
  5. Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers Market
  6. Dripping Springs Farmers Market
  7. El Centro de Laredo Farmers Market
  8. El Paso Farmers Market
  9. Fredericksburg Farmers Market
  10. Fresh for Less Markets
  11. Ganado Farmers Market
  12. Grapeland Farmers Market
  13. LaGrange Farmers Market
  14. McCulloch Farmers Market
  15. Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market
  16. Texas Farmers Market
  17. Vernon Farmers Market Association
  18. Victoria Farmers Market
  19. Waco Downtown Farmers Market
  20. West Texas Growers Association