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Agricultural Bounty/Natural Landscapes

Agricultural Bounty/Natural Landscapes

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The quality of life of Chester County’s residents is deeply entwined with its rich agricultural heritage, whether through the close connection to local farm products and experiences, or the passive interaction with agricultural elements existing throughout Chester County’s landscape. Agriculture and farm experiences are an integral part of Chester County’s heritage tourism experience, both for residents and visitors alike.

Whether it’s an active century farm managed by the same family for over 100 years, or the rolling hills and views of vibrant green farmland planted in corn, or a 19th-century Pennsylvania barn that has been converted into a modern family home, Chester County’s rich farming story remains evident everywhere in the landscape today. 

Today Chester County’s agricultural industry, though smaller in scale than it was in the early 20th century, continues to be a vibrant part of the county’s landscape. In 2017, Chester County ranked second (behind Lancaster County) of all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, and 53rd in the United States in the total value of agricultural products sold.

Kennett Square’s mushroom industry, with its 68 farms, ranked first in Pennsylvania in sales of agricultural products; followed by milk, floriculture, and bedding plants ranking in fifth place; corn in sixth; and cows and calves in ninth place. Soybeans, hay, and other crops rounded out the top ten in sales. 

The annual Chester County Farm Guide highlights over 125 farms selling local products. 

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