Freeman welcomes $60,000 in agriculture funding to Easton

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Robert Freeman said two state agriculture grants totaling $60,000 have been awarded to the Greater Easton Development Partnership.

Freeman said $50,000 will be provided through the Pennsylvania Farm Bill's Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program and will be used to install a pole barn and shed, as well as to create a tool share program.

A separate $10,000 grant will reimburse the organization for a portion of the cost of promotional support for the Easton Market District, including the Easton Farmers' Market, the longest running outdoor market in the United States, the Easton Public Market established in 2016 and the newer West Ward Market.

“All three of these operations support local farmers and local producers. The projects funded through the grant will expand marketing resources to bring additional customers to the three markets,” said Freeman. “We are lucky to have these successful farmers’ markets in Easton and I encourage people to visit them regularly for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and prepared foods.”

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