( Courtesy of PA Veggies )

By late September, PA Veggies, the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program, will debut a new directory that services farmers, consumers and wholesale buyers in a new way. 

The directory enhances long-standing listings at paveggies.org that enable site visitors to locate retail farm markets, community farmers markets, produce auctions, community supported agriculture and wholesale growers within Pennsylvania. 

Enhancements will include a responsive map and filters to enable users to pinpoint the best methods for connecting them to Pennsylvania vegetables according to their chosen criteria. 

During PA Produce Month, operations and individuals took over the Instagram account to tell their stories. As fall approaches, promoters will reshare relevant content, schedule more story takeovers, encouraging people to tag #paveggies, submit a request on the website, follow @paveggies on Instagram and Facebook, and peruse paveggies.org for ideas and inspiration.

The program is a statewide marketing order established by a grower referendum, governed by a grower board and funded by grower assessments to serve the state’s vegetable growers by promoting state-grown vegetables and funding vegetable production research. 

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