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$50G grant to East End potato-chip maker

North Fork Potato Chips from the website

North Fork Potato Chips from the website Credit: Handout

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday said Martin Sidor Farms Inc., of Mattituck, will get $49,990 in federal funding to revamp its marketing strategy, increase sales and raise brand awareness of its North Fork Potato Chips.

The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value-Added Producer Grant Program, Gillibrand's office said.

Gillibrand said the grant is "great news for Martin Sidor Farms. . . We need our farmers to thrive if we’re going to have a strong and growing economy in New York."

Gillibrand is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

"These federal grants will help ensure that our small farms and independent producers have the resources they need to bring their products to market and continue to drive economic growth in their region and across the state," she said in a Wednesday news release.

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