PA Preferred™ was introduced in January 2004. The Program's members are licensees, meaning that they are licensed to use the Program's registered logo: a blue keystone with a gold checkmark. Products bearing the logo have been grown, harvested and, if applicable, processed in Pennsylvania. Research has shown that 93 percent of Pennsylvanians want to buy and consume local products. The PA Preferred Program serves both producers and consumers by identifying them.
Licensees are producers of all sizes, with products ranging from pork to pickles, beef to beer, milk to mushrooms, eggs to aquaculture, artisan cheeses to farmstead ice cream, wool to alpaca fiber and everything in between. PA Preferred also licenses restaurants and food service operations that are giving priority to Pennsylvania-sourced product.
Please visit the PA Preferred webpage for more information.