Sec. George Greig and DCED Deputy Secretary Wilfred Muskens joined Charles & Alice Group and local officials to officially open the French-based company’s first processing site in the United States.
Sec. Greig met with Chester County Food Bank’s Government Programs Coordinator Ally Antonini and Executive Director Larry Welsch during a tour of the food bank facility and Springton Manor Farm. Springton Manor Farm is one of the farms to supply fresh local produce to the food bank for food cupboards across the county.
For Nat’l Farm to School Month this October I’ve visited schools in Centre, Erie and Lycoming, Lebanon counties to help share with students the importance of supporting their neighborhood farmers by eating local foods and watching for the PA Preferred™ logo on foods to make sure they’re grown in PA.
During a celebration at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market outside Hellam, York Co., Gov. Corbett joined Sec. Greig and others to preserve PA's half-millionth acre of farmland through the state's nation-leading farmland preservation program.
Sec. Greig and members of the PA Ag Lands Preservation Board approved the conservation of PA's 500,000th acre of farmland at a meeting at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market in Hellam, York Co.