To-Jo Mushrooms has entered its 133-acre farm site located in Elk Township, PA, into the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.
Chester County Commissioners and the Chester Country Agricultural Land Preservation Board have preserved 29,834 acres of farmland throughout the county Country. The To-Jo farm site is the 343rd to enter into the programs for farmland preservation and the 91st to enter into the Challenge Grant Easement Purchase Program by selling the development rights.
To-Jo's President Anthony D'Amico, the fourth-generation family leader of the company, said the company and family are committed to agriculture and the mushroom industry.
"It has been very satisfying to know that we have preserved our farm for agriculture and preserved a piece of Chester County heritage for future generations," he said. The property will be the future site of a state-of-the-art mushroom farm the company will undertake in the coming year.
To-Jo Mushrooms is a producer-grower of fresh mushrooms - including whites, brown and specialty - and a processor of value-added mushroom products. A company-owned fleet distributes its fresh products to 22 states; value-added processed products are distributed nationally.
A fourth-generation family-owned company, To-Jo Mushrooms and its affiliated companies are recognized for its commitment to quality, innovation and service while maintaining a legacy of environmental stewardship and food safety. More information is available at the company's website, www.to-jo.com.