County Commissioners Tour Local Farms

The Chester County Commissioners and members of the Ag Council toured Westlake Tree Farms (Pottstown) and Highspire Hills Farm (Glenmoore) as part of our annual Farm Tour. Gary Westlake of Westlake Tree Farms, a fourth generation Christmas tree farm, talked about the importance of the forestry industry to the county and shared best practices for healthy tree growth and forest management. Deb Ellis, co-owner of Highspire Hills Farm, showed us some of the many improvements she and husband Duane have made on their egg laying operation in recent years including space for conventional and organically produced eggs. She also introduced us to her small herd of alpacas and fainting goats, as well as an extremely friendly gander named Lola.