HARRISBURG –Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski to visit a PA Preferred® member Farm and Orchard to invite Pennsylvanians to explore the commonwealth’s farmers markets and farm destinations this fall and winter. Redding said, “Major global events, including the pandemic and conflict in Ukraine, have made Pennsylvanians intimately more aware of where their food comes from. Buying products with the blue and yellow PA Preferred checkmark means one simple thing – you’re supporting Pennsylvania farmers and producers and keeping your dollars right here at home. You can be confident that what you’re buying is grown, harvested, or produced in Pennsylvania.” To support the increased demand for direct connection between farmers and consumers, today the department launched a website for the PA Preferred brand. At papreferred.com, Pennsylvanians can search for Pennsylvania products and connect with Pennsylvania farmers.