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Russell
N EW A LBANY , M ISSISSIPPI
S UGAREE ’ S BAKERY
N EW A LBANY , M ISSISSIPPI
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Aerial view of downtown and farmers’ market site, park, river and Tanglefoot Trail Donated
Property for
park extension
with famers’
market
Existing
Town Park
N EW A LBANY , MS
Future
Bakery
Trail head for
Tanglefoot Trail 44
Miles
D UAL W ORKSHOP F OCUS A REAS
Support downtown vitality and connec2ons Grow and enhance the farmers' market and local food system •  Plan improvements to make downtown New Albany more bike and pedestrian friendly. •  Grow and enhance exisAng assets and strengthen cooperaAon within the community. •  Improve links to and between key assets. •  Plan and design a permanent farmers’ market site. •  Launch social acAviAes and programming that will grow and enhance the farmers’ market and increase demand for local foods. •  Develop a plan for organizing, managing, and markeAng the farmers' market.  
Funding to cover costs associated with the new farmers’ market.  
Park land donated  
USDA-­‐RD  
MDWFP DWP N EW A LBANY , MS
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Design for permanent farmers’ market and surrounding walk/
bike improvements. Helped determine use and markeAng for site; locaAon for walk/bike improvements. N EW A LBANY , MS
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Workshop result – Assets and OpportuniAes Map with Bike and Desired Pedestrian Improvement areas N EW A LBANY , MS
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Workshop result – Food Systems Mapping N EW A LBANY , MS
Keys to success: Many partners  
USDA-­‐RD; USDA Agricultural MarkeAng Services, MSDOT; MS Dept of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks; MS Dept of Ag & Commerce; MS Dept of Env. Quality; HUD-­‐
Mississippi Field Office; Appalachian Regional Commission, Three Rivers Planning and Development District, City, Union County, New Albany Main Street Assoc, Union County Heritage Museum, Union County Master Gardeners, local businesses, and Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network. N EW A LBANY , MS
Keys to success  
Public private partnership, Sugaree’s Bakery/Landowner working closely with Town leadership.  
Just do it! N EW A LBANY , MS
C ONCLUDING REMARKS
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Grow local food economy  
Enhance downtown vitality  
Facilitate economic opportuniAes  
Expand park system and ameniAes  
Connect and expand bicycle trail system  
Poised to leverage more funding 

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