“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a police(man) and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” – Brenda Schoepp
Farm-fresh ingredients are the direct result of the hard work and dedication that Pennsylvania farmers pour into their craft every day. PA Preferred® farmer and producer members are tending to fields of colorful vegetables and sometimes temperamental fruit trees. They are keeping a watchful eye over their beloved herds of dairy cows. They are hoping for and working hard to ensure success with the changing seasons and unpredictable weather.
They are the artists behind the winding hop vines, the sprawling squash flowers the deep-rooted turnips, carrot and parsnips, all this remarkable vegetation that we all depend on for nourishment. They are the conductors of the fragile yet mighty honey bees. They are shepherds to the sheep and guardians of the flocks. They are so much more.