Top Commodities: Dairy/Milk, Mushrooms, Floriculture, Vegetables, Soybeans
County Farm Bureau Information
The Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau joined forces in July 2020 with the American Dairy Association of the Northeast bring a tractor trailer load of FREE MILK to our community. Manfredi Cold Storage agreed to store the milk for distribution to local food banks and community organizations. Sixteen of the 22 pallets of milk were distributed to food banks that serve the residents of Chester and Delaware counties. The remaining 1,152 gallons were given out at two “drive thru” events hosted at Walmoore Holsteins and St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother, with the last 275 gallons being delivered by refrigerated truck directly to residents in Avondale and West Grove boroughs. This event was made possible by many volunteers including Ar-Joy Farm, the Chester County Dairy Princess and Dairy Ambassadors, Avondale Fire Police, Cochranville Fire Police, and members of Octoraro FFA, Oxford FFA, and Christ Church at the Grove. A total of 4,224 gallons of milk were distributed in Chester and Delaware counties through these efforts. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect local dairy producers and community members in need during this time. Thank you to all of our volunteers and those who supported this milk drive.