Visitors to Berks County will have an easier way to find where their food comes from.
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance has partnered with the county to launch an interactive local food directory and map website.
The Berks County Local Food Map, which can be found at www.growtogetherberks.com, was designed to help consumers find local farmers, growers and other agricultural-related businesses throughout Berks County.
On the website, users can search by business type, products and accepted payments.
It gave the example of a visitor searching for such things as grass-fed beer, pick-your-own produce or local honey.
“Berks County is fortunate to have agriculture be a driving force of our economy and residents will now have the ability to continue to support the businesses by purchasing locally sourced items identified through the directory map,” said Deb Millman, vice president of development for the GRCA.
In addition to the map, the website also offers an event calendar specifically for agriculture-related events including fairs and festivals to baby goat yoga or food preservation workshops.