HARRISBURG – State Rep. Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) board has approved a $50,000 grant for Fox Meadows Creamery Inc. in Upper Leacock Township.
“Our local dairy farmers are the backbone of the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania,” said Greiner. “I’m pleased that Fox Meadows Creamery will be able to continue to grow its business here in Lancaster County, as it has recently outgrown its current facility. I thank the CFA for approving this funding which was made possible by last year’s budget that reallocated $5 million to the Dairy Investment Program.”
The grant will be put toward the purchase and installation of ice cream processing equipment and two 44-quart batch freezers at a new facility being renovated in Leola to accommodate the expanding business of the Fox Meadows Creamery facility.
Fox Meadows Creamery was established in 2015 to process dairy and ice cream from the family dairy herd of 85 Holstein cows. The business has outgrown its current facility adjacent to the farm.
The grant will cover the majority of the project cost, which is projected to be $89,042. Fox Meadows Creamery will provide matching funds in the amount of $39,042 from a commercial bank loan.
The CFA Dairy Investment Program funds came from a reallocation of funds from the CFA First Industries loan program. A total of $5 million was reallocated to the Dairy Investment Program as part of the enactment of the 2019-20 budget and companion Fiscal Code bill.
Representative Keith Greiner
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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