Sanford Agricultural Marketplace
Sanford, North Carolina
Pilgrim’s Funding to Build Sanford Agricultural Marketplace
This project will establish a permanent home for the Sanford Agricultural Marketplace. In partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension, the City of Sanford and Downtown Sanford Inc., the Pilgrim’s of Sanford Ag Marketplace will serve as a farmer’s market where Pilgrim’s team members and the community can access affordable, fresh and local foods. The Marketplace will also serve as a multi-functional space for civic events and gatherings, including 4-H meetings, farmer education courses, a food donation hub, and bi-lingual classes on food safety, budget planning and cooking.
Partner: NC Cooperative Extension, the City of Sanford and Downtown Sanford Inc.
Completion Date: TBD
Footprint in Sanford
The Sanford facility is a two-shift, poultry processing facility centrally located approximately 45 miles south of Raleigh, North Carolina. The facility is a key poultry export plant, exporting approximately 10% of production to countries around the world.
Growers: 160 Payments to Growers: $21M+ Payroll Taxes: $3M+