Fresh & Local
Rutter’s understands that it is important for you to know where your food comes from. That is why we are taking the time to highlight our local producers and manufacturers.
We define local as products from companies within a 100-mile radius of our corporate office in York, Pennsylvania or manufacturers that are based in the state of Pennsylvania. By purchasing local products, your investment helps protect the lives and generations of other local farms and businesses.
Rutter’s has always taken pride in supporting our local communities. That is why we put a heavy focus on making an effort to support other local businesses. We are a family-owned company and we want to support others out there like us. Additionally, buying local products limits the distance food travels, which brings a higher quality product to you, our customers. It helps establish high quality, fresh ingredients and products.
Why should you buy local? We found three great reasons from Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food written by Vern Grubinger at The University of Vermont:
- It is an investment in the future. Buying local helps to provide a future for local farms and companies.
- It supports local families. These purchases provide additional income to supporting family and local businesses.
- It builds community. This is something we are very passionate about at Rutter’s. By bringing in products from local businesses, it helps build a connection to where your food comes from.
You can view a full list of all the local Produce Farms, Retail & Foodservice, Brewery, and Winery Partners we work with here on our website! Check out our kiosk during your next visit as well! We have marked all of our local products with our local icon.
By supporting Rutter’s, you are helping us support over 55 local businesses. Thank you!