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Big Flat Grocery Receives Two Grants to help purchase a backup generator


December 26, 2018

Courtesy photos The Big Flat Market Cooperative has received a pair of grants to help them in their fundraising effort to acquire a backup generator to keep things operational during a power outage. The 30kW generator is estimated to cost $12,000 and will help avoid the risk of losing inventory due to a power outage.

The Big Flat Market Cooperative in Turner has been working towards the purchase of a backup generator that will enable them to protect their inventory and to remain in operation in the event of any power outages or power failures. To achieve their goal, they have applied for and received grants from both Northwest Farm Credit Services and the Big Flat Community Grain Bin Foundation.

In the past year, Big Flat Grocery was closed on five different occasions due to power outages. Under such circumstances, they have relied on the generosity of community members who have loaned them tractors e...

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