Grant Application Deadline Looms for Colusa County Non-profits

Now in its fifth year, the Premier Mushrooms Inc. Grants for non-profits program continues.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2015.

Each year, the local mushroom grower dedicates 100% of its sales transacted during the Colusa Farmers Market, to a specialty grant program. The grant is awarded annually to Colusa County non-profit organizations.

Colusa Farmers Market coordinator, Jennifer Diaz, commented that she was extremely pleased with the response the fresh mushrooms brought from shoppers at the annual market.

“They are delicious and so fresh when we get them there is always a big demand for them,” said Diaz, “the fact that Premier donates them solely for the purpose of generating grant funds is very much appreciated.”
The mushrooms were also available weekly this summer at Market Street Grill in Colusa.

Diane Schuman, owner of Market Street Grill, commented she was very pleased to be a part of this effort as well.

At the close of the 2015 Certified Colusa Farmers Market, another year was deemed successful. Now, Colusa County non-profit groups are urged to submit their application for their chance to receive up to $250 from the annual Premier Mushrooms Inc. Grant Program.

The grant funds will be awarded during the annual Premier Mushrooms Inc. Grants Breakfast hosted by Premier Mushrooms Inc. in mid January when Premier Mushrooms Inc. CEO John Ashbaugh will announce the award amounts.

Ashbaugh, an advocate of giving back to the community commented he is pleased with the continued success of this program.

“It is a privilege to be a part of this program,” said Ashbaugh. “this has become a successful venture, and we hope to continue it.”

Ashbaugh added that Premier Mushrooms is grateful to be a part of the community and that it is a pleasure to give back however it can.

Applications are available by contacting Kathy Craigo Media Consulting at (530) 458-3704 or kcraigo66@hotmail.com or can be picked up at the Premier Mushroom Inc. office at 2880 Niagra Avenue, Colusa, CA 95932.

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.