PA Agriculture Spotlight: Moin Halal

Moin Halal is a family-owned business located in Central Pennsylvania focused on producing and processing quality halal meat while conforming to Islamic standards. Saad Ali, owner of Moin Halal, has built the company’s relationship with the Commonwealth’s charitable food system over the past three years, working with food banks in all corners of the state….

PA Agriculture Feature: Koch’s Turkey

Koch’s Turkey is a third-generation farm raising and processing turkeys at their location outside of Tamaqua, PA.

Farm to Food Bank: Locally sourced products on frontline of food insecurity battle

Pat Crossley of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette highlights the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) and the efforts of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and national yogurt company Painterland Sisters have made to provide Pennsylvanians experiencing food insecurity with fresh, local nutritious foods. Photo credit to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

Little Leaf Farms Celebrates Growth in Pennsylvania and Announces Plans to Open New Greenhouse in Fall 2023

Governor Josh Shapiro Attended Ceremony on May 31 DEVENS, Mass., May 31, 2023 – Little Leaf Farms, the country’s #1 brand of packaged lettuce sustainably grown through controlled environment agriculture (CEA), is announcing it will open a new state-of-the-art greenhouse in McAdoo, Pennsylvania this fall. This will be the fifth greenhouse for Little Leaf Farms, and the brand’s second greenhouse…

Little Leaf Farms Inaugurates Greenhouse, Will Add a New One in the Fall

US lettuce grower, Little Leaf Farms, is announcing it will open a new state-of-the-art greenhouse in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, this fall. The brand also presented a $10,000 donation to Feeding Pennsylvania, a local nonprofit that works to secure food and other resources to reduce hunger and food insecurity across the state. 

Little Leaf Farms Celebrates Growth in Pennsylvania and Announces Plans to Open New Greenhouse in Fall 2023

Governor Josh Shapiro Attended the Ceremony on May 31. Little Leaf Farms, the country’s #1 brand of packaged lettuce sustainably grown through controlled environment agriculture (CEA), is announcing it will open a new state-of-the-art greenhouse in McAdoo, Pennsylvania this fall. The brand also presented a $10,000 donation to Feeding Pennsylvania, a local nonprofit that works to secure food and…

Berks Lawmaker Highlights Program that Connects Farmers with Food Banks

State Sen. Judy Schwank wants to double the budget of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System program. Karen Shuey from the Reading Eagle interviews Jay Worrall, CEO of Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank and Senator Judy Schwank about the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System.

Country Foods / Backpack Yogurt LLC

Country Foods LLC has been a loyal partner to the Pennsylvania food bank network. They started working on USDA Farmers to Family food boxes and later packed Pennsylvania mixed dairy boxes for our CARES-PASS program. Country Foods is now working on their new, shelf-stable Backpack Yogurt cups, which are nutritious and easier to transport and…

Garden of Health

Share Food Program has strengthened their relationship with Garden of Health Food Bank, a non-profit organization which grows and distributes fresh produce and healthy foods to food banks and food pantries. Their fresh products are distributed to many of Share Food Program’s pantries throughout their coverage area in Montgomery County. Carolyn Holl Watson of Garden…

Kolb’s Farm Store

The Share Food Program has partnered with Kolb’s Farm Store to utilize their PASS funds to provide local milk and eggs for neighbors in their community. Their partnership allows the Share Food Program to support local vendors and producers in Montgomery County. Sally Kolb with Kolb’s Farm Store stated, “We feel blessed to have worked…