Franklin County is home to more than 242,000 acres of farmed land as well as ample farmers markets, grocers, and local agribusinesses. The majority of these businesses are family operations producing meat, eggs, dairy, grain, hay and vegetables. Because of their hard work and dedication, the county ranks second in Pennsylvania in total cropland, milk production, cattle, apples, peaches and corn for silage.
Farm-fresh produce, baked goods and meat are readily available to residents thanks to the 1,600+ family farms. Popular grocers like The Butcher Shoppe, South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream Shop and Cafe, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Windy Knoll Farmers Market and Giant Food Stores, Inc. carry items directly from local farmers.
Several nationally recognized brands call Franklin County home and utilize the rich farmland to produce amazing products. Gish Logging Inc. specializes in kiln-dried firewood and is well-known for their Hotsticks kindling. Lady Moon Farms works over 2,600 acres to produce fresh, organic ingredients and Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe distributes its hometown potato rolls across America. Franklin County has a truly unique agriculture industry that strengthens the economy.