The 2013 edition of Fresh From Bucks County Farms was just released. This directory is a coorperative effort of the Bucks County Commissioners and Penn State Cooperative Extension- Bucks County. Its purpose is to provide consumers with information about where to buy locally produced food and to promote local agricultural businesses.
A survey was performed of those who received the directory in previous years. Here are some highlights of the survey:
- 93% used the directory to locate a Bucks County Farm
- 84% of respondents visited a farm that they had never been to before
- 50% visited a local farm once a week or more
- 86% rated their farm experience “excellent” or “very good”
If you would like to read more about this, copies of this directory can be found at your local Bucks County Libraries, the Bucks County Tourist Commission, Chamber of Commerce and the Courthouse. The directory is also accessible through the Bucks County Extension website at http://extension.psu.edu/bucks.