In Berks County, PA, the heart of local farming beats strong and our community’s love for fresh, homegrown produce can’t be beat. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our brand-new map directory and event calendar. These comprehensive resources are designed to connect customers with the finest ingredients and food our local farms have to offer.
With convenient map filter options for business types, products, and accepted payment methods, you’re more empowered than ever to make informed choices as part of a sustainable and thriving agricultural community. Let’s explore these new features and how they can connect you with the best local food experience in Berks County!
Convenient Features Make it Easy to Support Local Farms
With our interactive map, easy search functionality, and customizable filters, you can easily discover and connect with local farms like never before. Whether you’re looking for directions to farmers markets, exploring online ordering options, or wanting the joy of U-pick produce, our directory has you covered.
The map provides a visual representation of the farms and their locations across Berks County. Clicking on the business markers allows you to access detailed descriptions of each farm, including specialties, practices, and contact information. This feature allows you to explore the diverse offerings and unique stories behind every farm for a richer experience and understanding of your food choices.
While our directory provides a comprehensive overview of each farm’s offerings, please note that the “featured products” section is not an exhaustive list. It serves as a highlight reel, showcasing some of the remarkable items available at each farm. We encourage you to explore the farms further and discover the full range of delicious products they have to offer.
To enhance your browsing experience, our directory also offers collapsible sidebars, providing a clean and clutter-free interface. Additionally, you have the option to view the map with either a satellite or default background, allowing you to explore the farms in a way that suits your preferences.
Using The Map Directory & Event Calendar
With our map directory’s user-friendly search bar, finding farms, specific products, and town names has never been easier. Whether you’re craving juicy berries, crisp vegetables, or homemade honey, simply type in your desired product, and the directory will display the local farms with the products you’re looking for. This helpful feature ensures that you can quickly connect with the farms that offer your favorite items to support their delectable work.
In addition to the map directory, our new event calendar offers a dynamic and growing list of exciting happenings throughout Berks County. From farmers markets and agricultural fairs to workshops and farm-to-table dinners, the Event Calendar ensures that you can stay informed about the latest local events to better immerse yourself in our vibrant local food community.
Easy Search Functionality
Our map’s user-friendly search bar makes it simple to find farms based on specific products or town names. Whether you’re craving juicy berries, crisp vegetables, or homemade honey, simply type in your desired product, and the directory will display the local farms with the products you’re looking for. This convenient feature ensures that you can quickly connect with the farms that offer your favorite items to support their delectable work. Please note that hours and product availability are subject to change. Check business websites or call the farms for additional information.
Customizable Filters & Directions
To streamline your search further, our directory offers checkboxes that allow you to filter businesses by type, products, or payment options. Whether you prefer community-supported agriculture (CSA) subscriptions, farmers markets, online orders, farm stands, stores, or the joy of U-pick produce, you can personalize your search experience and discover farms that align with your preferences.
Once you’ve found a farm that captures your interest, our directory also makes it easy to reach your destination. Simply click on the address provided, and you’ll be seamlessly guided with directions to the farm.
Adding Farms to the Map Directory
If your farm isn’t currently on the map directory and you would like to join our agricultural community online, getting added is simple. Just fill out our directory form online with the required information, including your farm’s name, location, contact details, and a brief description.
Highlight your specialties and the unique features that make your farm stand out! Once our team verifies your information, your farm will be added to the Map Directory to help consumers easily discover your local products and services.
Our Grow Together campaign’s mission is always to support and uplift our local farms in Berks County. We believe in the incredible value of fresh, locally sourced food and the positive impact it has on our community, economy, and environment. Through our Map Directory and Event Calendar, we can help connect more customers with all the essential farms in our region, empowering farmers and consumers to make conscious choices and forge meaningful connections with the food and people who nourish us. Join in supporting local farms and savor the taste of Berks County’s agricultural community!