Malagari announces $13K in agricultural grants

LANSDALE, May 12 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that a local café/market and Souderton Area School District received a collective total of $13,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Small Batch Kitchen in Lansdale received a $10,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Farm Bill's Urban Agriculture Grant Program. Funds will be used toward costs related to preservation equipment for urban farm products.

“Access to locally grown, nutritious and sustainable food is a critical part of building a healthy community and ensuring that no Pennsylvanian goes hungry,” Malagari said.

More information about the urban agriculture grant program and awardees can be accessed online at:

Additionally, Souderton Area School District received a $3,000 Ag and Youth grant. Funding will go toward an aeroponic growing program in the high school’s greenhouse.

“Inspiring students to pursue agriculture is a valuable investment in both food security in Pennsylvania and lucrative career opportunities for our next generation of farmers,” Malagari said.

Questions may be directed to Malagari’s office by calling (267) 768-3671.