|Downtown Roanoke Inc. Director Sean Luther makes announcement.|
Here's what's happening in a nutshell:
The market is partnering with Kirk Family YMCA at the outer, western edge of downtown to expand the Market outward. Thursday evenings in June, the Market will move up the street to the outside of the Y, near the corner of 5th Street and Luck Ave. The regular Market vendors will be there.
Because of a $5,000 grant from the Foundation for Roanoke Valley and the Carilion Clinic Foundation, EBT/SNAP customers (low income, subsidized) will receive a $1 match for each $1 purchased up to $50.
The Market is launching a new campaign, Friends of the Farmers Market, which will allow supporters of the Market to sponsor at different levels and receive small items. The effort will sustain the Market and provide signs and a beautification program.