CARLISLE, PA (May 6, 2010) - Wondering where to go for fresh fruit and veggies? Looking for a fun, educational and free way to spend the day with the family? Pick up a copy of Cumberland Valley's first Local Food, Farm & Outdoor Attractions Guide.

Cumberland Valley PA is pleased to announce that the Local Food, Farm & Outdoor Attractions Guide is now available, which is a cooperative effort between the Cumberland County Planning Department, Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB), Capital Resource Conservation & Development Area Council (RC&D) and Cumberland County Economic Development.

The new guide is a combination of local food and farm attractions, outdoor recreation, fairs, festivals and events, museums, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. It also includes a produce availability guide, Buy Fresh Buy Local foldout and a Cumberland Valley Map. Inside you will find great locations for farm tours, pick-your-own markets, wineries, state parks and more.

Guides are available at the Cumberland County Planning Department, CVVB, RC&D, Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, Cumberland County Conservation District, Cumberland County municipal offices and all listed locations. It is also available online at Grab a copy and start planning an agricultural trip or simply look for ways to buy fresh and local.

Cumberland Valley contains some of the finest agricultural land in Pennsylvania and the United States, with one third of the County's land considered "Prime Farmland". This guide highlights the local agricultural and recreational opportunities that make the Cumberland Valley unique.  The project was an initiative of the South Mountain Partnership and financed in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The South Mountain Partnership is a unified group of private citizens, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and governmental officials working to protect, preserve and enhance the South Mountain Landscape in Central Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is to promote Cumberland Valley as a tourist destination, attract visitors to the area, enhance the visitor's experience, and to encourage and promote overnight stays.

The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is also part of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads region, the number 1 visited region in PA, a true vacation destination where country meets city and the past lives side-by-side with the present.


Media Contact: Kristen Oakley

Phone: 717.240.7195 § 717.592.8286