Macon County Chronicle

Barefoot Farmer Receives $100,000 Grant

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The Barefoot Farmer (Jeff Poppen) has been educating people for many years about growing their own food and the importance of eating locally thru his newspaper column in the Macon County Chronicle, books, TV shows, apprenticeships, lectures, tours and consulting. He applied for and received a FMPP (Farmers Market Promotion Program) 2014 grant for $100,000 thru the USDA, so a Farmer’s Market can be established in Red Boiling Springs and make local fresh produce more available to the public. The grant will also provide money for Poppen to continue his educational training  programs, so that other people can learn how to grow their own food and do it themselves and not have to rely on other people.