Oil City Farmers Market & Façade Improvement Grant Program

Farmers Market season is here! The Oil City Farmers’ Market is open Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., located on Central Avenue near the Oil City Library and Christ Episcopal Church.

The market currently offers produce, herbs, plants & flowers, baked goods, handcrafted items and art; and is open to additional vendors selling homegrown or homemade products, particularly farm-based. Vendors and customers are asked to follow public health recommendations including social distancing and the wearing of masks when in close proximity with others. Vendors must register with the Oil City Main Street Program and comply with PA Department of Agriculture regulations.

The Oil City Main Street Program is also excited to announce they will be accepting applications for its Façade Improvement Grant Program, which provides reimbursable, 50/50 matching grants of up to $5,000 for exterior storefront improvements on eligible buildings located within the Oil City Main Street District. Eligible projects include awnings & canopies, signage, windows & doors, cleaning & painting, restoration of masonry, woodwork & metals, lighting, and professional design assistance.

The Façade Improvement Grant Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). An informational workshop will be held via Zoom on Wednesday July 1st at 9:00 a.m. If you missed the workshop , more information can be found at

To register or to learn more about the Farmers Market and Façade Improvement Grant Program, contact Kathy Bailey in the Oil City Main Street Office at 814.677.3152 ext. 101 or

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s July 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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