Discover the Heart of Local Agriculture with the 2024 Chester County Farm Guide

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Dive into the vibrant world of local agriculture and embark on a journey through Chester County’s flourishing farms and markets with the release of the annual Chester County Farm Guide. This comprehensive magazine is your passport to over 125 family-owned farms, spotlighting the heroes of our agriculture community and offering a treasure trove of resources for anyone eager to embrace locally-grown goodness.

As summer beckons, the 2024 edition of the Chester County Farm Guide arrives just in time to inspire your seasonal adventures. Crafted with care, this guide not only introduces you to the freshest produce available but also celebrates the remarkable individuals dedicated to sustaining Chester County’s agricultural legacy.

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe emphasize the critical role of supporting local farmers. “By choosing local,” they say, “we’re investing in the future of our farms and ensuring that the bounty of Chester County remains vibrant for generations to come.”

In this year’s guide, meet Dr. Kevin Hicks, honored with the Duncan Allison Distinguished Service to Ag Award, who seamlessly transitions from lab scientist to farming innovator, championing sustainable forestry and environmental stewardship.

Explore the story of Robert Todd, whose Downingtown-based Down to Earth Harvest farm challenges and changes perceptions about local eating through its successful CSA model.

Celebrate the Miller Family of Birchrun Hills Farm, crowned Farmer of the Year, who not only excel in sustainable farming but also bring the community together with their unique “cheesy” Friday happy hours.

Venture into the world of Kyle Jones of The Acadian Wine Company, who passionately curates experiences that highlight Pennsylvania’s rich wine heritage, complemented by pairing events, live music, and educational classes.

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Beyond these inspiring stories, the guide is packed with family-friendly recipes courtesy of Penn State Extension’s Nutrition Links Program and insightful Q&As with agricultural experts like Geoff Shellington from Chester County Parks + Preservation.

The Chester County Farm Guide is an indispensable resource for those looking to enrich their knowledge of local agriculture, find exciting weekend activities, or simply enjoy the fruits of our county’s labor. Available for free online and at various distribution points including libraries, township and county offices, Kimberton Whole Foods locations, and select farm stands, this guide is your invitation to explore, support, and celebrate the heart of Chester County’s agricultural community.

Embrace the season of growth and discovery with the 2024 Chester County Farm Guide. It’s more than just a magazine; it’s a gateway to experiencing the soul of local agriculture and joining a movement that values sustainability, community, and the simple joy of eating well.

The free Chester County Farm Guide is available online at chescofarming.org, and will be available at libraries, township and County offices, Kimberton Whole Foods locations, and at select farm stands across the county.

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