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Local businesses to support food garden at Plumb Place

A fruit and vegetable garden is coming to an Emporia women's shelter, thanks to the work of local food based businesses.
 
The cooperative, titled "Eat, Drink and Be Local" presented a check Thursday in the amount of $830 to Plumb Place, which offers emergency shelter and longer transitional housing, made possible by grants from the United Way, HUD and community members. Clara Corn, Interim Executive Director says the idea came about for a garden to help those residents live better and learn life skills.
 
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Casey Woods, director of Main Street in Emporia says the group of local merchants wanted a way to give back while also providing something that could be easily utilized by anyone.
 
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Local businesses that participated in the food garden initiative includes Do-B's, the Emporia Farmers Market, The Sweet Granada, Radius Brewing Company, Gravel City Roasters, the Granada Coffee Company, Twin Rivers Winery and Gourmet Shoppe and the Surly Mermaid with support from Emporia Main Street.