State Department of Agriculture Program: Pennsylvania

State Department of Agriculture Program:  Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth – from the farm to the table – and to being good stewards of the land and Pennsylvania’s natural resources. The department promotes the viability of farms, protects consumers, and safeguards the health of people, plants, animals and the environment.

PA Preferred is a state-supported agricultural marketing program. The State Department of Agriculture launched the PA Preferred program to identify and promote food and agricultural products grown, produced or processed in Pennsylvania.Buying local is not just a trend or fad. When a Pennsylvania resident purchases a product grown or made in Pennsylvania, they are directly supporting the state’s economy. By purchasing local products, you are also encouraging and allowing Pennsylvania business to do what they do best- to continue growing and creating great products. When it comes to produce and other food items, you are guaranteed to have fresher, better tasting products.

Core Customers:  Retail
Pennsylvania is home to a number of important retail  and food service customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include Genuardi’s, Gerrity’s, Giant Foods, Rednor’s, Weis Markets, AWI Distribution, 84 Lumber, QVC, Party Land, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ikea, Shenk and Tittle, Willi’s Ski Shops, Charming Shoppes, Uni Marts, Pep Boys, Mother’s Work, All American Plazas, WaWa, Sheetz, Turkey Hill Minut Stores, Calico Corners, Giant Eagle, Trader Horn’s, GNC, Goods Store, Boscov’s, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Dollar Discount, Everything 99, Stauffers, Gabler Drug, Aldi Stores, Clemens Family Markets, Whole Foods, Deb Shops, Anthropologie, Rue 21, Woolrich, VF Corp, Urban Outfitters, Five Below, Kennywood Theme Park, Cinema Centers, SMG Mgmt, The Different Twist, Brighton Hot Dogs, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Ararmark HQ, Metz and Associates, Nutrition Inc, Parkhurst Dining Services, Eat and Park, King’s Family Restaurants, Laurel Food Systems, Big Burrito, Monte Cello’s, Vocelli Pizza, Unique Pizza, Valley Dairy, Hoss’ Steak House, Fox’s Pizza Den, Hershey Theme Park, Pretzels Plus, Canteen, Sodexo, Compass, Delaware North, Bavarian Pretzel, Dommel’s Hotels, Keare’s Restaurant Group, Buck’s Pizza and many others.