Lancaster Food

organic foods, local living economy

The Lancaster Food Company

organic foods, local living economy

The Lancaster Food Company

They started The Lancaster Food Company after years of friendship talking about, well, many things. But there were two common topics: how to have significant impact on the City of Lancaster, which has a 30% poverty rate, and the other was food—making it, sourcing and supporting the best of it, and, of course, eating it.

They feel strongly about reducing poverty in the U.S., and feel they can do our part here in Lancaster by paying better than living wages, and by hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work because of obstacles like legal records or educational gaps.

And they love food. Craig's lifelong affair with food includes obsessing over how to make just about everything from scratch, from dry-cured chorizo to wild yeast sourdough starter. Charlie's lifelong affair with food includes eating lots of it, and once hosting an organic CSA, starting community gardens, and attempting to improve the public school meal system. They both recognize the deep impact of food on people—on our health, the economy, and their delicate ecosystem.

Lancaster Food

The Lancaster Food makes extraordinary food, source from organic farmers as close to home as possible,

and hire people into jobs with good pay. Eat Better. For Good. Their ingredients tell the story: wholesome, sustainable, delicious, and free from things that can harm your family and other living things in our world. The Lancaster Food Company is committed to making healthful, wholesome organic food. They are the only certified organic food company in Lancaster, PA.

Ivo Valkenburg

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