Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Welcome! to the Buy Fresh Buy Local® Southwestern Pennsylvania region page, your guide for locating farm fresh foods, value-added products, agritourism experiences, cooperative connections, suppliers, restaurants and everything local throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

Counties in this region: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.



Western PA Buy Fresh Buy Local Partners can now showcase their local sourcing practices and community engagement with 1LOCAL (“one local”). Through the self-assessment tool and customized infographic, restaurants, retailers and farmers markets can build consumer trust by defining what “local” means to them and “opening their books” regarding their local food sourcing practices.

Gain customer loyalty by:

–Demonstrating transparency
–Forging community connections
–Protecting the integrity of our local food economy
–Taking your communications strategy to the next level
–Using 1LOCAL!

Sign up to participate at Contact Jessy Swisher with any questions.


This region is part of the Western Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter, coordinated by the Western Regional Office of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).

Jessy Swisher
Western PA Chapter Coordinator
(814) 349-9856


We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help coordinate activities and events for this region. Volunteering is a great way to meet individuals who share a passion for delicious, locally-grown foods and the farmers that produce them. The opportunities are varied, including activities such as:

–collecting data for the Local Foods Directory
–visiting our farm partners and taking photos or videos
–helping to organize a film festival
–distributing materials to our partners
–staffing our table display at an event
–surveying shoppers at farmers markets
–writing articles for our newsletter

To get involved, contact Jessy.


–Find out about local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares with our 2015 CSA Guide.
–Check out the list of Western Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local Partners, your trusted source for local food.
–Browse local food providers on the map to the right.


Learn more about becoming a Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner.