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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Best Harvest Season Products Found in Chester County’s Award-Winning Guide to Local Farm Products

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With harvest season in full swing, Chester County is encouraging residents across the tri-state area to turn to its award-winning Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County for everything from finding the best cider, winter squash, award-winning cheeses for entertaining, alpaca fleece and home-grown Christmas trees.

A Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County won first place in 2019 in the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)  annual competition in the “special purpose publication” category. Beautifully designed with easy-to-use tools to find your favorite farm products, the publication is produced by the Chester County Agricultural Development Council and funded by the Chester County Board of Commissioners.

“We are proud to celebrate Chester County agriculture and the people who make our food system possible,” says Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich.

The annual guide features more than 125 farms and retail outlets selling locally grown goodness. Highlights include:

  • A comprehensive map of the region pinpoints all of the top farm product destinations so you can plan your road trip (pages 16-17)
  • A complete listing of farmers markets notes which winter markets host at least once a month during the off-season (page 18)
  • A breakdown of specialty products lists everything from wineries and cider producers, to honey for your cold-weather tea and treats for holiday entertaining (page 23-27)
  • An easy-to-read farm product calendar shows you what’s in season and when (pages 30-31)

“The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Agricultural Development Council are so pleased to shine a light on the great variety of innovative agriculture taking place across all the different landscapes in the county,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline.

“With a ranking second in the state for value of agricultural products sold, this guide really is the ideal way to explore the rich bounty of our region,” added County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone.

Added County Commissioner Terence Farrell, “Remember, when you support local farmers, you are also investing in our local economy.”

A Spanish language edition of the guide can also be found here, in partnership with the Chester County Health Department, Million Hearts and the American Heart Association ANCHOR partnerships program.

Along with online guides in both English and Spanish, paper copies of A Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County were distributed to more than 60 locations across Chester County. A map of those locations can be found here while supplies last.

For more information about the Chester County Ag Council, visit www.chesco.org/agdev.

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