IMAN Awarded a USDA Farmers’ Market Grant
IMAN was one of eleven organizations in the State of Illinois to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program. The grant will be used to launch the IMAN Health and Wellness Farmers’ Market. The future market will build on the organization’s existing advocacy efforts around access to healthy foods. The year-round, indoor/outdoor farmers’ market will be open weekly, on Sundays. As with all of IMAN’s programming, the market will be culturally relevant. IMAN has plans to provide a multi-lingual/multi-cultural market environment through the written and spoken information to be presented, the diversity of vendors, as well as through the variety of performances which will include Mariachi, Jazz, and Arab music. The market is scheduled to open in February 2015 at the IMAN Youth and Arts Wellness Center, located at 2747 W. 63rd Street. Stay tuned for more information.