The Market, which was established in 1979, hopes to work with the Central Carolina Community College, in realizing their shared mission of helping the local food industry and by "supporting the next generation of farmers."
The scholarship memorizes Bill Dow, a market member and farmer of Ayrshire Farm, and a creator of the original Carrboro Farmers' Market. Dow was a farmer that was influential in community health and established health clinics throughout rural Tennessee. In addition to being a farmer, he was a pediatrician who studied at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. His farm, Ayrshire Farm, was the first one in North Carolina to receive organic certification, and the scholarship will hopefully honor and continue his work.
Online donations to the scholarship fun can be made here.