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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

New Natural Foods Grocery Store Helps the Disadvantaged

Mar 31, 2016 11:02PM

Leg Up Farmer’s Market, selling locally sourced produce, dairy products, meat and more, has opened an18,700-square-foot store at 3100 North George Street, in York, the former site of Brown's Farm Market. Fresh produce comes from farms within a 100-mile radius and fresh meat from a 30-mile radius. A special logo will alert customers to local products. Says Louis Castriota Jr., president and CEO of Leg Up Farm, “Everything that's local will have that flag so people know it's local.”

Leg Up also offers in-store roasted coffee; juice, smoothie and coffee bars; an artisan cheese selection; brick-oven artisan pizza and sandwiches; and about 120 bulk items; along with traditional grocery items. “We also have a fully operational butcher department,” says Brad Clark, chief operating office, who previously worked at Whole Foods Market for 20 years.

Some of the profits from the Leg Up Farmers Market will be used to help fund the nonprofit Leg Up Farm, a therapy center for children with special needs, and Able-Services, an adult training facility licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

For more information, call 717-893-5998 or visit

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