Robinson: Allegheny County Group Promoting Locally Grown Foods to Receive $71,500 in Matching State Funds

 (HARRISBURG) – Farm to Table Buy Local will receive $71,500 in matching state funds to help efforts to increase local awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture products and marketing opportunities, according to state Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37).

“Pennsylvania has so many farm fresh products to offer consumers that are a wholesome choice for both the residents’ personal health and the well-being of our local economy,” Senator Robinson said. “For three years, Farm to Table Buy Local has been serving our community by sharing the stories of our local farmers – promoting their efforts and ensuring area residents have access to locally grown foods. I am pleased they have been chosen to receive these matching funds to help further their efforts.”

The money is a Pennsylvania Agricultural Product Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant. The program was a part of the 2020-21 state budget designed to provide matching fund to programs that encourage and maximize the promotion of Pennsylvania-produced agricultural products.

Farm to Table Buy Local is a non-profit that promotes locally grown agriculture and improved access to fresh, healthy food.  The Allegheny County based group serves 30 counties in western Pennsylvania.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Weitzel