Market receives funds from state food trust program

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ADAMS — Adams Hometown Market is one of seven healthy food projects in six state counties that have received a combined $760,000 in loans and grants from the Massachusetts Food Trust Program, a public/private partnership overseen by the state Department of Agricultural Resources. The market on Myrtle Street received a loan of $250,000 and a grant of $25,000 from the program to help cover the cost of reopening a store where a Big Y Supermarket shut down in March. The closed Big Y was the only grocery store within a three mile radius to provide fresh produce to the local community.

Administered by the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund and Franklin County Community Development Corporation, the program launched on Oct. 30. These are the first awards made by the program.

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