City to begin bus service to Columbia Farmers' Market
Monday, April 2, 2012 | 2:29 p.m. CDT;
updated 11:28 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Columbia City Council passed a contract with the Columbia Farmer's Market to provide two buses stopping through west-central and central Columbia to the Columbia Farmer’s Market, paid for through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The USDA seeks to increase access to direct markets and prioritizes areas designated as food deserts.
COLUMBIA — A city bus will now run on Saturday mornings to give residents better access to the Columbia Farmers' Market.
The route begins at 7:45 a.m. at Rollins Road and Maryland Avenue on the MU campus, and will run to the Columbia Farmers' Market in the parking lot of the Activity and Recreation Center, 1701 W. Ash St., according to a news release from the city of Columbia. The bus will run in 30-minute cycles until 11:45 a.m.
The route will run every Saturday until Oct. 27. It is being funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program grant.
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