The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is extending its deadline for its Direct Farm Sales Grant Program, which offers up to $7,500 to farm stands or farmers markets.

The new deadline is Dec. 29 and was moved up from Dec. 5 to allow more people to apply, the department said.

New or existing enterprises are eligible and each applicant must match its grant with 25 percent of the grant's value in money or in-kind services.

For more information, visit and select the "Direct Farm Sales Grant Program" tab under "What's New."