PA ranks 2nd in the nation for organic product sales

03.28.18 | Terry Diener

Agriculture officials say statewide sales increased by about 10 times over the last decade.

The findings by the U.S. Department of Agriculture may sound at odds with long-held perceptions of Pennsylvania as home of cheesesteaks, hoagies, and scrapple. But the state’s high concentration of farms, the 1,100-plus farmers’ markets that offer direct sales to customers, and a growing number of specialty stores have given Pennsylvanians consistent exposure to organic products.

California is the only state to sell more certified organic products.