Gloucester Receives Grant to Help Sell Seafood

Gloucester Harbor, photo/Wikipedia

Gloucester Harbor, photo/Wikipedia

Gloucester, Massachusetts has received a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and plans to use the funds to bolster its Gloucester Fresh marketing campaign for locally landed seafood, according to an article on GloucesterTimes.com.

“These funds will enable us to continue our outreach efforts on behalf of the Gloucester Fresh campaign,” said Sal Di Stefano, economic development director for the city. “It really came as an extension of the “Local Foods, Local Places” initiative we’ve already engaged in with the USDA.”

Bolstering the Gloucester Fresh campaign may be the short-term goal, but Di Stefano said the city hopes the $20,000 can be used to leverage larger sums that would enable it to launch a product development test kitchen.

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