Quapaw Nation has received a 40-thousand dollar grant to help combat local food insecurity
The grant money will fund a new farmer’s market inside Quapaw’s mercantile building along Route 66.
First Nations Development Institute awarded the tribe the money they received from a recent settlement.
A food sovereignty assessment was taken not long ago in Quapaw, and 90 percent of participants were in favor of a Famer’s Market in the community
“So we are helping to elminate finanical barriers for those vendors by provding tables, table cloths, shelving units, are commercial freezers, and coolers if they need them.” said Shelby Crum, Native Food Soverignity Fellow,
The market will be open starting May 17th from noon until 6 in the evening.
The season will go until October 4th and will be held the first and third Fridays of each month.