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Epic Passion for Pickling

rob holding epic pickle jars

What does it look like to be a stay-at-home dad and run your own pickle company? Something like this: Wake before sunrise, get the kids ready for school, receive an 18-wheeler full of produce, hit the kitchen to brew brine and start a new batch, then hop in your Volkswagen to deliver jars of pickled veggies to local retailers. This is a day in the life of Rob Seufert and Epic Pickles of York, Pennsylvania. The Epic Pickles story begins in 2011 when Rob was working as a graphic designer and pickling on the side. “I’ve always had the itch to start my own business,” he says. Before working his 9-to-5 office gig, he’d often drive an hour to Lancaster to pick up produce. After […]

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Delivering Good Food From Amish Farms to You

When Casey Spacht is not shredding half pipes with his crew in his rented warehouse space, he’s visiting farmers, tilling fields, and running the daily operations of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC), a non-profit organization in Leola, Pennsylvania. LFFC works with roughly 80 small Amish family farms to connect them with families looking for fresh Good Food in the Tri-State area. When Casey started the co-op in 2008, he had no previous farming experience. “Just a passion for local, sustainable foods and building healthy communities,” he says. “My vision was to help local, organic farmers that needed outlets for their food.” Before co-founding LFFC, Casey co-founded a non-profit community housing project as well as an animal rescue center. LFFC’s farmers grow […]

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John Stoltzfus started raising beef and pork more than 17 years ago to feed his family. Over the years, friends began asking if they could purchase the family’s beef and pork products, so six years ago John started selling beef and pork under the name Weaver Valley Farms. The family’s mission is to provide quality meats at competitive prices, using all-natural pasture grass for the health of the animals, the land, and their customers. Door To Door Organics Tri-State is excited to be carrying Weaver Valley grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free steaks, roasts and pork. Weaver Valley Farms is located in Lancaster County in the small town of Strasburg, Pa., where farming fields and rolling pastures go on for miles and […]

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