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Local Farmers Market Cooperative Advertising Assistance

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Funding Amount

$2,500 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Rolling Applications (Funds are limited and will be allocated based on the order applications are received)


Funding is available for cooperative advertising projects that promote North Carolina's farmers markets across the state. The department will pay half of the total cost of advertising, up to $2,500

Who Can Apply

Farmers markets wishing to apply must meet the following requirements:

- Must be located in North Carolina
- More than 50 percent of vendors must be N.C. residents
- Must complete a pre-project and post-project survey
- Must complete a pre-approval form
- Must use the "Got to Be NC Agriculture" and "N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission" logos in any sponsored advertising
- May use any type of media to promote markets except website design

Additional Eligibility Requirements



North Carolina

Additional Information

For more or to apply, contact NCDA&CS marketing specialist Kevin Hardison at 919-707-3123, or email at

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