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Sanitation supplies available for farmers markets

A new campaign from EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems aims to make farmers markets safer for the public and vendors alike. 

The Shop Safe, Shop Local Campaign includes support for farmers markets in Jackson, Haywood, Swain and Cherokee counties, providing funds to supply necessary sanitation items like latex gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer and bleach. 

As food distributors increase local deliveries, a need has arisen for additional cold chain resources. EMFS is supplying refrigeration and freezer equipment to Darnell Farms and the Yonder Food Distribution Program. Individual farmers are also eligible for COVID-19 relief funding. 

For more information, contact Laura Lauffer at 828.359.6926 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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