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'Fresh From the Farm' program gives grants to small operation farmers

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Small produce operations can get an extra $500 to help their businesses through a new grant program.

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, southwest Georgia farm credit is offering 10 grants to U-Pick Farms, produce stands, and farmers markets.

The "Fresh From the Farm" program is designed to promote these small businesses.

"We thought it was a great time to promote the local farm producer here in southwest Georgia, especially the local farmer's markets and produce stands," says Paxton Poitevint, chief relations manager.

Each grant recipient also receives 250 reusable shopping bags to help with distribution.

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