An event not to be missed, the second annual Bountiful Berks Banquet was held at the Leesport Farmers Market. Bountiful Berks Banquet is a revitalization of the successful Farm to City event sponsored by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance several years ago.

The banquet is an enjoyable event that brings several communities together, which includes agricultural, business, industry professionals, public officials, and the general public. The diversity of our economic community will be celebrated by building stronger relationships within Berks County and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of BARN, select members were encouraged to “swap jobs”. The first to present about their switch was Leesport Farmers Market owner and manager, Woody Weist, and PA State Representative Barry Jozwiak. Others to swap jobs included Stephanie Younker and Leslieann Peers and Stephanie Shirk and Reading City Councilwomen Donna Reed.

Bountiful Berks Banquet features fresh local food, auction, business exchange, and so much more to make this affordable farm-to-table event fun for everyone.


Michele Brown of Cold Creek Farm received the Berks Communications Award by the Berks Ag Resource Network for her social media posts ‘In the Life of the Farm Wife’.

Sue Younker was recognized as the Teesie Caton Berks County Women in Agriculture Award.

Vista Grande Farm in Fleetwood received the 2018 Bountiful Berks Award as a farm that represents excellence in agriculture.

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