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2030 Center Street
Northampton, PA  18067
Phone: 610-502-2701
Fax: 610-502-2704
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Monday-Friday

Slatington:
Slatington Borough Hall
125 S. Walnut Street
First Floor
Slatington, PA 18080
Phone: 610-760-9805
Fax:  610-821-6109
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313 Main Capitol Building
PO Box 202183
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2183
Phone: 717-772-5398
Fax: 717-783-7667

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Harhart Applauds Funding for Expansion of Farmers Markets
2/29/2012
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today applauded the award of $5,000 in funding from the federal government for the promotion of farmers markets in the Lehigh Valley.

“Farmers markets are a treasure in every community fortunate enough to have one,” said Harhart. “They are a source of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are essential to a healthy diet. Funding to help promote and expand Pennsylvania farmers markets will help more residents take advantage of the many locally grown foods we have access to in the Commonwealth.”

Harhart noted that the grant money is made available as a matching grant through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorized under the Farm Bill.

In Northampton County, $5,000 has been awarded to Nurture Nature Center for the promotion of farmers markets and farm stands throughout the Lehigh Valley. Nurture Nature Center is a nonprofit organization located in Easton that is devoted to enhancing local communities and has been a champion of Pennsylvania’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign.

“By better promoting our area farmers markets and stands, we will be able to reach the many Pennsylvania residents who actively look for ways to support local farmers and buy local products,” said Harhart. “This is a win-win for farmers and consumers.”

To find a farmers market near you, go to www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on “Online Services,” then “Farm Markets and Farm Stands.”

State Representative Julie Harhart
183rd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Tricia Lehman
tlehman@pahousegop.com
717.772.9840
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