Sanwa Farmer's Market is set to expand access to healthy, fresh food in the Tampa area after they received a big award on Friday.
CDC of Tampa, Inc. will award $400,000 to Sanwa Farmer's Market to help increase access to healthy foods and create 12 new jobs in East Tampa.
The hidden gem along Hillsborough Avenue provides a local option to grocery shopping -- where you can find fresh produce at cheaper prices, bulk grocery items, meats and refrigerated and frozen goods.
The partnership has already created six jobs for low-income residents, as well as additional management level positions.
East Tampa is often referred to as a food desert, for the lack of big boxed grocery outlets , but Sanwa Farmer's Market has become a big influence in the community.