FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2010, file photo, Ching Thao, of Mao's Farm, center, gives change to Richard Wolk, right, at the Vineyard Farmers Market in Fresno, Calif. Pushed by the rising popularity of eating locally and healthily, the number of farmers markets climbed by 9.6 per cent nationally over the past year, according to the USDA. There now are more than 7,800 markets in the U.S. after 18 years of steady increases, according to a report to be announced Friday. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)
The City Of Progress isn't letting bad news from the capital end their plans for a new farmers market.
The city's grant application for a new market was denied.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture got more than 400 applications nationwide.
But despite the thumbs down ... Mayor Kenneth Boswell believes the city can build the farmers market next year.