US (PA): Shapiro points to York City urban farm as an example to others

For an estimated 35,000 people in York County, getting food is a challenge. Getting healthy food is an even bigger challenge.

During Pennsylvania's Urban Agriculture Week, Gov. Josh Shapiro came to York City on Tuesday to tour the city's only urban farm, York Fresh Food Farms, and what it means to those who have limited access to fresh produce.

"In a state with a powerhouse agriculture industry, known for the quality of all of our produce and other goods, it's unthinkable that hunger lurks in the shadows the way it does today," Shapiro said.

York Fresh Food Farms, which launched in 2016, has distributed between 14 and 16 tons of produce annually to areas that don't have access to it.

"When you walk in and out of these greenhouses, you just sort of marvel at folks who are really good at doing what they do," said state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding during the event.


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