A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, even though they’re surrounded by farmland.
Others on hand for the event were Boyce Mayor Jack Dewitt, the Reverend Joe Green of the Rapides Station Ministries and other area officials.
This happens to be National Farmers Market Week.
USDA experts say these farmers markets will create economic development for this area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14