What's new at Three Rivers RC&D
Thanks to incredible community support our grant from USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program
is quickly becoming a resounding success. Customers at the Mankato Farmers' Market haven been very pleased with the added convienance the wireless credit and EBT card terminal. The vendors at the market have also been pleased with the increased sales. The additional marketing made possible through this grant has also made the Mankato Farmers' Market much more visable in the surrounding communities. Be sure to check out the Mankato Farmers' Market facebook page to stay up to date on the latest seasonal produce, meat and crafts.
We will be working closely with the Mankato Farmers Market in the next year to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low income residents. We are also working with Feeding Our Communities Partnership (FOCP)
to eliminate hunger in Blue Earth County. The first pilot initiative of Feeding Our Communities Partners is the BackPack Food Program. This great pilot program is being initiated by Feeding Our Communities Partners, with support from Greater Mankato Area United Way. This program is focused on ensuring that students have nutritious food when school is out.
If you live in the Three Rivers RC&D area and have an idea you would like to discuss, please contact us or fill out a Project Proposal Form and we will review it at the next Council meeting.
To find out more about what Three Rivers is all about, our vision and mission will give you an idea of what we are all about.