The Watauga County Farmers Market and six local farms received funding in the latest round of WNC AgOptions grants for farm diversification. The farmers market received $18,000 for a site analysis and expansion as the market looks for a new home. This is the last year of a contract to hold the market at the Horn in the West grounds in Boone and the market is trying to lease property from Watauga County for 2012. —Watauga Democrat, Feb. 2011. Read it here.