On May 17 two Fayette County veteran farms hosted Western PA Dir., PA Dept. of Ag, PA State Sen. Pat Stefano, a representative of PA Rep. Matt Dowling, and Fayette Co. Farm Bureau for a tour of Heritage Farms and Red Range Farm, LLC.
A pulled pork lunch was provided by Daugherty Food Truck and Catering, after which guests toured Lrry and Anita Daugherty's 40 acre farm, home to heritage hogs and cattle.
Next, Rogers and Lorraine Clawson hosted the group for a tour of their nearby organic vegetable and herb farm, where they use a high tunnel obtained with partial funding from NRCS, and have sheep, goats, turkeys, and more.
Thank you to both families for opening your farms to the group in order for them to walk the land and learn about the practical needs of small farmers in sw PA, including funding for farm infrastructure, and more USDA processors.