The Return of the Corner Grocery and Community Gathering Space

| Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 3 | Posted: Monday, 3:45-5:00 p.m,.

Do you have a farmers market but want more? Do you have a demand for local food? See how a farmers market led to the development of a cooperatively owned grocery store filled with sustainable, local foods. Group discussion will include participant initiatives and insights into how you can use this model from Willmar, Minnesota, in your community, and will talk about project feasibility and funding options. CM | 1.25

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop and assess current strengths in Main Street initiatives such as a farmer's market
  • Understand market feasibility and how to identify aligning initiatives and collaborative partners
  • Identify funding options and best practice for securing funding
  • Develop partnerships to move forward


For more information contact:

Beverly Dougherty, Willmar Design Center;

Linda Mathiasen, Willmar Community-owned Grocery