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November 21, 2019 - Harrisburg, PA

Make it a Pennsylvania Thanksgiving: Agriculture Secretary Shops Local for Family Thanksgiving

At Broad Street Market today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, bought everything on their Thanksgiving dinner grocery list from local, PA Preferred vendors. It was a demonstration of how with intentional choices, it's easy to buy local and support Pennsylvania farmers around the holidays and year-round.

"The best possible way to show gratitude to Pennsylvania's farmers is to shop at your local farmers market or look for the PA Preferred logo at your grocery store," said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. "Buying local supports the small business that call Pennsylvania home and fuels local economies, making it the perfect thank you."

The foods found on your Thanksgiving dinner plate are produced abundantly by Pennsylvania's agriculture industry, including more than seven million turkeys, 74 million pounds of pumpkins, and 160 million pounds of potatoes annually. At the market today, the Reddings purchased everything from their turkey and potatoes; to bread and celery for filling; and carrots and cheese for Nina's famous Cheesy Carrot Casserole.



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops with his wife, Nina, for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Purchases made by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, are pictured inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops with his wife, Nina, for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops with his wife, Nina, for Thanksgiving dinner at Radish & Rye Food Hub inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Produce is pictured inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding purchases his Thanksgiving turkey from Ryan Hummer, owner of R.G. Hummer Meat & Cheese, inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding purchases flowers from Dolores McGee, owner of D. McGee Design Studio, while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops with his wife, Nina, for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nina Redding picks out flowers from D. McGee Design Studio while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talks with Mark Zimmerman, owner of Revittle Market, while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops for Thanksgiving dinner at Radish & Rye Food Hub inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nina Redding picks out flowers from D. McGee Design Studio while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, purchase Thanksgiving groceries from Ruth Glick, a cashier at Produce Patch at Peach Ridge, inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Purchases made by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, are pictured inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Steve Stoltzfus, owner of Lebanon Valley Meats, grabs two dozen eggs for Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Heilman, executive director of Broad Street Alliance, right, walks with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, center, and Nina Redding, inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops with his wife, Nina, for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ryan Hummer, owner of R.G. Hummer Meat & Cheese, inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding grocery shops with his wife, Nina, for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, talk with Mark Zimmerman, owner of Revittle Market, left, while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_021.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Purchases made by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, are pictured inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_022.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, center, and wife Nina, pick out fresh bread from Timishia Goodson, co-founder and baker at Raising the Bar, while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_023.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Steve Stoltzfus, owner of Lebanon Valley Meats, grabs two dozen eggs for Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17546_AGRIC_Buy_Local_NK_024.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talks with Mark Zimmerman, owner of Revittle Market, center, and Ryan Hummer, owner of R.G. Hummer Meat & Cheese, right, while grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner inside Broad Street Market on Thursday, November 21, 2019.