York County group touts benefits of eating local food

Written by Megan Lello | Dec 26, 2012 4:00 AM

(Glen Rock) -- A York County organization that aims to encourage residents to eat locally-grown foods is hoping to expand in its second year in existence.


The York County Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter says it's planning more fundraising and taste-testing events in 2013 after getting up and running this year.

Outgoing Chairperson Rob Wood, who owns Spoutwood Farm Center in Glen Rock, says the group has 50 members so far, but it's looking for more. “Anybody can be a part of it. We’re especially interested in getting producers, farmers, as well as retailers, farm stands, [and] grocery stores.”

Wood says the organization has printed a food guide and sponsored a tour of the county's farm stands this year.

He adds buying food from local farms can help improve the freshness of food and give and boost the local economy.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can fill out an application form.

Tagged under , , ,

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »