Florida Farmers Market & Cafe has applied for a Chase Mission Main Street grant for $150,000. If awarded the grant, FFM will use the grant money to grow its business and enhance its ability to serve our community. When asked to detail projects in mind to grow the business, Owner Dave Palmer listed several specific projects to Chase.
Some of the high priority project include:
- Permanent signage on US-331 to the North and South of Florida Farmers Market to increase public awareness of the market and cafe.
- Outdoor restroom facilities added to the building to handle large crowds drawn by special community events held at FFM.
- Installation of high tunnel greenhouses to serve as a place for fruits, vegetables, and herbs to be grown to better serve our community with fresh produce and extend the growing season of some crops often unavailable locally.
- Construction of a roof to cover the existing deck to expand seating outdoors for the cafe and offer shade to visitors of the market.
In addition to funding these projects, some money would be held in reserve to cushion the cash flows of the business during slower times of year. Before FFM can compete for the grant with other businesses also applying for the grant, a minimum of 250 votes must be collected and qualified (requires Facebook). Please support Florida Farmers Market with your vote at the Chase Mission Main Street website located at the following URL:https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/60817
(The voting link is on the right side of the page.)
Thank you for your votes and for helping us to serve our community better!
Dave Palmer and the Florida Farmers Market Family
21867 US HWY 331 N
Paxton, FL 32567