Hill-Evans announces $15,000 grant for York Fresh Food Farms

YORK, May 10 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans announced that York Fresh Food Farms has been awarded $15,000 through a state grant program aimed at improving urban agriculture infrastructure in Pennsylvania.

“York Fresh Food Farms grows fresh, healthy produce right here in the city and makes it available for our neighbors. Making nutritious foods accessible is vitally important for the health of our community, and I’m pleased to see this state grant awarded to support this valuable work,” said Hill-Evans, D-York.

York Fresh Food Farms was awarded a $15,000 grant for two high tunnels and for replacing plastic drip-tape irrigation lines with permanent PVC or orchard tubing hardware.

The grant comes through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program, which aims to help build out urban agriculture infrastructure by investing in the system, filling gaps, encouraging entities to work together, finding ways to bring operations to a greater scale, overcoming food deserts, and opening opportunities for people to become social entrepreneurs.

More information about the grant program is available here.