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4th of july crafts
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Mary "The Peach Lady" Manley (left) is happy to share a peach pie recipe and make an extra special deal for Janice Potts (right) who used her Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program check at the Bath County Agricultural Education and Marketing Center, Owingsville, KY, on Friday, July 15, 2011. When Ms. Potts’s four dollar Program check, got ‘s worth of beans, 3/4 peck of of "uglies" and some pretty Whopper heirloom tomatoes that day.The Center was the recipient of a 0,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant. It has given farmers and producers from Bath and surrounding counties the opportunity to manufacture and market their locally grown and locally produced value-added and “Kentucky Proud” branded products, including but not limited to, fresh produce, artisan crafts and specialty food products. The Center is open year-round and allow residents to sell products in four different retail categories, including Kentucky products, regional crafts, “green” groceries and bakery/deli. Several producers expressed their gratitude for Rural Development’s assistance in making the center a reality. The project was made possible through funding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.