Isaacson announces $126K grant awarded to Perrystead Dairy LLC to start a new creamery in Fishtown-Kensington

HARRISBURG, Jan. 27 – State Rep. Mary Isaacson announced today that Perrystead Dairy LLC has been awarded a $126,039 state grant, which it will use to purchase equipment for its new dairy processing facility in Philadelphia.

“Supporting the dairy industry in Pennsylvania means helping our incredible dairy farms,” Isaacson said. “This grant will support the dairy business in our commonwealth by funding the equipment for Perrystead Dairy to process exceptional PA milk into high value dairy goods that can be sold in other states."

Yoav Perry, owner, area resident and a long time cheesemaking consultant to dairies across the nation said: “Perrystead Dairy will be an urban creamery set in Philadelphia’s Fishtown-Kensington area to produce premium dairy beverages and world-class artisan cheese, helping our community, city, PA’s family farms, animals and land.” He added: “We are looking into scalable production that can double by year two to support a growing number of PA family farms with great land and herd practices. Their success is essential to ours here in the city, so paying high premium for superior PA milk is common sense.”

The grant announced today is funded through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The $126,039 will be used to purchase and install equipment associated with the startup of Perrystead Dairy LLC’s facility, which will be run by Perry.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, visit its website: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/pennsylvania-dairy-investment-program-pdip/.

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