Article published at WSLS.com on August 30, 2018.
A new federal grant is taking the Prices Fork project one step closer to completion.
You can see construction is underway at the site of the future food center, which is part of the large-scale transformation of the former Prices Fork Elementary School.
“I think it’s key to developing a strong local food system. More and more people care about where their food comes from,” said Eric Bucey, executive director of Beans and Rice.
Eric Bucey and his nonprofit Beans and Rice won the grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grants program. The $150,000 award will help outfit the commercial incubator kitchen, benefiting local aspiring business owners.
“This kitchen is going to give them access to higher quality equipment to work more efficiently and ultimately sell more and be more successful as food entrepreneurs,” said Bucey.