Harford County is in the process of constructing an agricultural business incubator to promote local agriculture. The project has recently been allotted $400,000 through a line item in the Governor’s budget.
County Executive Barry Glassman is hopeful that the business incubator called “The Grove” will be up and running before June. Once completed, The Grove will provide 16 agricultural businesses in Harford County a low-cost place to sell their products. The project was inspired by a successful small business incubator in Havre de Grace.
From coverage in the Baltimore Sun:
The Grove is only the most recent step in a larger plan, Glassman said. Plans are also being laid to construct an agriculture-themed playground and carve two educational trails on the 86-acre property.
“It is kind of our master plan to make that our agricultural center,” he said. “That way, people can come, they [can] go to the market, they can walk the trails.”
“Agriculture is still one of our number one businesses per-capita,” Glassman said. “It is important to keep promoting it.”
The Grove is accepting applications until February 15. For more information visit their website.