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Community Spotlight: Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace

Community Spotlight: Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace


STATE. LEFT OF LUCK TO THEM.>>>LOCAL GROWERS AND PAGERS NOW — AND MAKERS HAVE A CHANCE TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS.>>Reporter: GROWERS, MAKERS AND BAKERS ARE BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER ONE LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCT AT A TIME.>>IT’S A BIG DRAW FOR OUR COMMUNITY. IT’S NOT JUST — YOU KNOW, IT’S NONE AN EVERYDAY MARKET.>>Reporter: ANYTHING FROM DRIED FLOWERS TO CUTTING BOARDS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FIRST MARKET OF THE SEASON. THE FIRST MARKET FOCUSED ON YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND FOR ONE 11-YEAR-OLD VENDOR IT WAS HER FIRST TIME SELLING HER HANDMADE NECKLACES.>>I HAD BEEN ON PINTEREST AND I SAW SOME CRAZY, COOL IDEAS FOR NECKLACES AND I THOUGHT IF WOULD BE REALLY COOL TO TRY TO MAKE MY OWN LIKE THAT. AND THEN I STARTED DOING IT AND LOVED IT AND I THOUGHT WHY NOT TRY TO SEND THEM?>>Reporter: THE OTHER VENDORS INSPIRE FAITH TO CONTINUE TO MAKE UNIQUE PRODUCTS.>>I REALLY LIKE IT. SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE THE CREATIVITY I PUT IN THERE AND SHOW OFF THEIR OWN NECKLACES.>>Reporter: EVEN THOUGH EACH VENDOR HAS THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE, THEY ARE ALL COMING TOGETHER FOR ONE COMMON GOAL.>>I BELIEVE IN LOCAL FOODS. I BELIEVE IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. IF WE DON’T KEEP OUR DOLLARS LOCAL, OUR SMALL TOWNS WILL DIE AND WE NEED TO WORK HARD.>>Reporter: KEEPING IT LOCAL AS A COMMUNITY.>>AWARE OF THE DIFFERENT CULTURES AND THE DIVERSITY WHEREIN THE REGION THAT WE DO HAVE.>>Reporter: AFTER THE GRAND OPENING IN APRIL OF 2014, THE GROUP WANTED TO EXPAND AND RECEIVED A $440,000 GRANT THROUGH ART PLACE AMERICA TO DO JUST THAT.>>PROCESSING KITCHENS AND FOOD HUBS FOR SMALL SCALE GROWERS AND MAKERS ARE A THING OF THE PAST. WE’RE REVIVING THAT AND TRYING TO BRING IT BACK AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT WILL HELP MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES GROW AND THRIVE.>>Reporter: WITH OVER 30 VENDORS AND HUNDREDS OF ATTENDEES, YOU CAN SAY THE COMMUNITY IS SPROUTING TOWARDS POSITIVE CHANGE. FOR THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT IN LITTLE FALLS

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