August is the time of year that farmers market fans live for! Fruits and vegetables of all sorts are in season, roadside market stands are speckled throughout the back roads of Adams County and at the farmers market, an array of colorful produce is bursting off of our growers’ tables. It is truly a special month for Pennsylvanians.

On a regional level, recent events like Peach Fest at Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. and Bounty of the County by the Adams County Fruit Growers Association highlight the critical role of local growers in our communities, while also giving us all a chance to taste the literal fruits of their labors in a multitude of ways. These events are emblematic of Adams County’s passion for supporting local agribusinesses and remind us how blessed we are to live in a place with so many agribusinesses to support.

Reza Djalal is the market manager for the ACFMA, and an Adams County native who currently lives in Gettysburg. If you have any questions or comments about the ACFMA, or if you would like information about upcoming events, you can reach him at

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