VIDEO: Hub City Farmers' Market Wins Federal Funding

A federal grant will help the Hub City Farmers' Market make healthy, locally grown food more accessible to people who otherwise couldn't afford it


By Mike McCormick

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A federal grant will help the Hub City Farmers' Market make healthy, locally grown food more accessible to people who otherwise couldn't afford it.

The grant, which is nearly $250,000, comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Hub City Farmers' Market teamed up with Eat Smart Move More South Carolina and the USC Center for Research in Nutrition and Disparities to apply for the money.

One-third of farmers' markets in South Carolina accept benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),  formerly known as the food stamp program.

"We think that we're going to increase healthy eating and help farmers all across South Carolina," said Brendan Buttimer, executive director of the Hub City Farmers' Market.

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