2 businesses pitch in $5,000 each to qualify for matching funds

GREENFIELD — The Hoosier Harvest Market has landed enough funding to keep the so-called food hub viable for the near future, local officials say.

The online ordering service that brings farmers together to market their crops directly to consumers was in a state of flux for months, as start-up grants were drying up, and county officials were hesitant to fork over taxpayer money to match a new grant.

But two businesses stepped up to bridge the gap, making for a private-public partnership that agricultural officials say means the food hub is here to stay.

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