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Chester County Ag Council

Meet the Makers

Get to know the people who make Chester County's farming industry possible. These folks are the backbone of our regional ag economy, steward our natural resources, and put food on our tables every day. Some are born into farming families and some come to their careers from totally unrelated backgrounds. All have a story to tell.

Robert "Farmer Bob" Lange, Sugartown StrawberriesRobert Lange

Many people know Farmer Bob for the mouth-watering strawberries he grows in the spring and the acres of pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. He's hosted thousands of school children for tours on his farm, and he cares deeply about stewarding the land's natural resources. But did you know Farmer Bob also co-wrote and hosted the filming of "Hayride to Hell", a horror movie debuting this fall?

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Lori Harrison, Director of Communications at the American Mushroom InstituteLori Harrison

In celebration of Mushroom Month, we'd like to introduce you to Lori Harrison. She's not a mushroom grower nor does she come from a farming background, but her advocacy communication work is a critical for the industry's success. Learn how she puts her journalism degree to work in service of Chester County's top crop.

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Christy Campli, Growing Roots Owner and Market ManagerChristy Campli

Have you been to the Eagleview, Dowingtown, Malvern or West Reading Farmers Markets? Perhaps you've attended a Craft & Mercantile event or are looking forward to Good Food Fest this fall. If so, you're familiar with some of Christy's handiwork.

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Ros Fenton, Kennett Square Farmers Market ManagerRos Fenton

Ros began as a market customer and is now working behind the scenes to grow Kennett Square's local food scene. Check out her list of seasonal produce favorites and what it means for her to work with the Kennett farmer and producer community.

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