Both levels of government announced Tuesday a $650,000 investment aimed at supporting the Salisbury Farmers and Artisan Market.
A release says the project includes renovating an existing barn to improve accessibility features and construct gender-neutral washrooms.
“Investing in this project is in keeping with our commitment to build vibrant and sustainable communities,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland.
“This market is an important part of the local economy as well as a place for residents to gather and socialize.”
Officials say the Government of New Brunswick is contributing $250,000 toward the project, while the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will provide $400,000.
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, the minister responsible for ACOA, said strong, vibrant communities are critical to the province’s economic recovery.
“Investing in shared public spaces like the market in Salisbury helps revitalize local economies, boosts tourism, and gives residents a place to come together safely,” she said.
Market President Mark MacDonald said his organization is thankful for the support from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
“We hope this building becomes a safe and accessible place for the people of this village to gather and celebrate all things local,” he said.
At @ACOACanada, it’s not a power outage that keeps us from announcing good news!⚡️
Today, we announced $400K towards enhancements and accessibility upgrades to the Salisbury Market that will benefit the vendors and the region as a whole. pic.twitter.com/dkVjl50OMD
— Ginette Petitpas Taylor (@GinettePT) January 17, 2023