USDA grant to help replace roof of Farmers Market in Jesup

USDA grant to help replace roof of farmers market in Jesup

JESUP, GA (WTOC) - A landmark in Jesup will get some improvements thanks to the USDA.

City and county leaders celebrated a USDA grant Monday for $55,000 to replace the original roof on top of the Farmers Market. The community reopened the market two years ago after sitting vacant for decades.

It gives local vendors a place to sell and customers a place to support local growers.

Organizers say this extends the life of the building.

"It means another 50 years of a nice covered pavilion that our customers and sellers can come to and be out of the weather and be in a safe place," said Candee Harris, a member of the Farmers Market board.

The market sees hundreds of visitors on the days they're open. The grant also covers fans to help with summertime heat.

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