Find local products on the new PA Preferred database | Company

Sugarloaf, PA – As we celebrate harvest season, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is making it easier than ever to connect with local farms and their produce.

The state’s new website, PA Preferred, will allow consumers to search and locate local produce from farmers across the state.

“Major world events, including the pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine, have made Pennsylvanians intimately more aware of where their food comes from,” Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. “Buying products with the blue and yellow PA Preferred checkmark means one simple thing – you support Pennsylvania farmers and growers and keep your money here at home. You can be confident that what you are buying is grown, harvested or produced in Pennsylvania.

The Ministry of Agriculture launched the brand’s website on October 18.

Features include:

  • Search for PA Preferred members and products based on location
  • A place where PA Preferred members can connect with customers and other PA Preferred businesses
  • A streamlined PA Preferred membership and data management system
  • Information about Veteran Farmers and the Homegrown by Heroes program
  • Information about the Farm to School program

Parts of the website are still under construction. The site will soon have a searchable events calendar and other features.

PA Preferred has over 820 members in 65 counties. It is the statewide branding program for agricultural products grown, produced, and processed in Pennsylvania.

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