Local business needs your help to grow

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – A soon-to-be graduate of Colorado Mesa University has started his own business and now is asking the community to help it grow. Grand Mesa Gardens and Aquaponics, provides members of the community with locally grown organic foods.

Recently, the business applied for this year's Seeds of Change, “Share the Good” grant. However, in order for them to receive the grant, they need your votes on Facebook. The grant is to help encourage good food and local growers in the community.

"We’re just getting started, and we're running this business out of our backyard. We could really use this grant to get a new facility so that we can really supply more people in our community with good healthy food," says owner James Crass.

Crass is set to graduate from CMU this spring. You can purchase his locally grown food this summer at both the Fruita and Palisade farmers markets.

If Grand Mesa Gardens and Aquaponics is chosen as a winning company, they could receive a $25,000 grant or one of fifteen $10,000 grants.

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