Agriculture

Chester County is a major provider of agricultural products, second in the state, with a strong agricultural economy and extensive areas of preserved farmland. This web page provides information on the farm economy, a few of the Agricultural Development Council's initiatives, and the farmland preservation program.

Farm Product Guide

Use the Guide to Local Farm Products to find over 125 local farms and markets, and learn about the farmers and ag service professionals who make it all possible.

Ag Council

The Ag Council assists county farmers market their businesses, helps create an environment to attract new farmers, and informs residents and municipal officials about the importance of local agriculture.

Ag Council Info Sheets

The Ag Council develops info sheets on a variety of agricultural topics relevant to Chester County.

Agriculture eTools for Municipalities

View tools that help promote environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture at the municipal level.

County Agriculture Planning Policies

Strengthening the agricultural industry and protecting farmland are essential components of Landscapes3, the county's comprehensive plan.

Farmland Preservation

Chester County's farmland preservation program is run by the county Department of Parks and Open Space Preservation.

Agricultural, Communities and Rural Environment Act (ACRE)

In 2005, Act 38 went into effect to ensure that ordinances adopted by local governments to regulate normal agricultural operations are not in violation of state law.

Agriculture Partners

There are many key partners across the county working on agricultural issues.

Agricultural Data

View the current Ag Census and other data to gain a better understanding of who and what is being farmed in the county and beyond.