LANCASTER FARM FRESH COOPERATIVE – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Since the day a produce manager for Whole Foods Market in New York City tasted his first bite of organic asparagus from Pennsylvania, he was determined to get the product into his store. He traced the asparagus back to a small Amish family farm in Lancaster County and drove down there the next week to seal the deal. With the help of the non-profit cooperative Lancaster Farm Fresh, Whole Foods Market began to work with this farm and 40 other Amish and Mennonite growers from the area. All the produce sold through Lancaster Farm Fresh is raised on small family farms and is certified organic.