“This program will benefit producer, consumer and all segments in-between,” said John Pierce of the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers. “We’re glad to help this project come to fruition and look forward to replicating it across the state so families in other communities can enjoy the fresh milk that comes from their local bottling plants.”
Pennsylvania is home to more than 30 milk bottling operations. The state is the nation’s fifth-largest milk producer and home to more than 7,800 dairy farm families. Governor Tom Corbett declared June Dairy Month in Pennsylvania.
“This is a great opportunity for Pennsylvania’s dairy industry,” said Dauphin County dairy farmer Adam Kopp. “We know the power of milk as a nutritious beverage for children and adults. We’re looking forward to supplying this new market and helping Pennsylvanians.”
“We’re now serving a brand new market with Pennsylvania-produced milk,” said Greig. “This shows the best of what Pennsylvanians – in government, business and nonprofits – can do when we work together.”