Brighton Farmers Market gets $1M from state for new permanent location
Posted On: October 8, 2018
The 10-year-old farmers market will receive $1 million in state funding to aid the development of a new, permanent home for the market near Buckland Park, Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle said Sunday.
State Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, each secured $500,000 in capital funding for the project, Moehle said.
Robach likened the new location to the Rochester Public Market’s recent $8.5 million facelift, and credited Moehle’s advocacy on behalf of the farmers market as a big driver in securing the funding.
“He lobbied for this, and I’m just a big believer in the whole farm market movement,” Robach said. “The idea of wanting to take Brighton Farmers Market a little bit similar to maybe our downtown public market … is exciting and really, really great, not only for Brighton but for our community at large.”