Farm Markets in Westmoreland County
Why Buy Local?
With the hustle and bustle going on everyday in today’s world, many of us forget the where the products we buy come from, and what connection they have to us. From buying our milk in plastic jugs at the convenience store, to picking through fruit and vegetables at the colossal chain supermarket, many of us don’t give a second thought to where our food comes from or how it was grown. In our society, we often feed ourselves and our children over-processed foods, loaded with excessive sugars, preservatives, and chemicals.
One way to eliminate over-processed foods from our diet is shopping at local farmers’ markets. When you purchase locally produced goods, you are supporting your local economy, while helping to keep family farms in your community strong, as well as preserving green spaces. Most importantly, you know where your food is coming from, who is producing it, and how it’s being produced. You can’t find fresher food unless you grow it yourself!
Links to Local Farm Markets
- Bardine’s Country Smokehouse - www.bardinemeats.com
- Friendship Farms - www.friendshipfarms.com
- Greendance Winery - www.greendancewinery.com
- Jamison’s Lamb Farm - www.jamisonfarm.com
- Kerber’s Dairy - www.kerberdairy.com
- Pound’s Turkey Farm - www.poundsturkeyfarm.com
- Ripepi Winery & Vineyard - www.ripepiwine.com
- Sand Hill Berries - www.sandhillberries.com
- Sarver Hill Farm & CSA - www.sarverhillfarm.org
- Starr Valley Farm - www.starrvalleyfarm.net
- Stone Villa Wine Cellars - www.stonevilla.com
- Twin Springs Farm - www.sheepandcattle.com