Dirt to be moved for new Farmer’s Market
The Delta Heritage Center wasn’t the only major funding on the Brownsville City Board’s agenda this week. They approved spending $58,000 for a new farmer’s market. That funding will cover phase one of the market’s construction on the corner of Jefferson and Anderson Streets, and will be used in conjunction with a $42,000 grant from the USDA.
The total cost of phase one for the project will be just over $100,000. According to the project’s engineers, the money will be used for site grading, clearing and irrigation installation, as well as the removal and expansion of sidewalks.
“The property was purchased by funds from FEMA during the flood. It cannot be built upon except for something like this,” said grant coordinator Rhonda Thompson. “It’s a beautiful piece of property with lots of great trees.”