NOTICE: Chester County is currently in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s “green phase” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the restrictions being upheld during the green phase, Chester County Government and Courts are operating on limited services with many of our staff continuing to provide services and programs while working from home. If you are not able to complete your business online or find answers to your questions, please send us an email at, or call us at 610-344-6285.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Please continue to follow all CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines to help control the spread of COVID-19 during the green phase. A reminder of the guidelines to be followed during the green phase are found here:


Farmers rise to the challenge

Now more than ever, we are mindful of where our food is coming from. Chester County farmers are a great source of local farm products like eggs, milk, meat and more. We provide contact information in our Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County, listed by product category, that can help you find the food you need.  Please make sure to verify how individual farms are handling sales and whether or not they are able to offer services like delivery, curbside service and prepackaged goods at farmers markets.

When you buy from these farms, you are supporting small, family owned businesses. Also, did you know that much of the local milk (and of course, mushrooms!) sold in area grocery store chains is local, too? Let us be thankful for the strong network of farmers and growers who are working tirelessly to keep us fed, now and in times of abundance.

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

USDA and its federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through technical, training, and management assistance; financial assistance; and state and local assistance. This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support agricultural communities.