Chester County Featured Farmer:
Rick Constantine of Herban Farms, LLC



Rick Constantine hasn't always thought of himself as a farmer, at least a "traditional" one. Initially an education major in college, Rick was persuaded to join his family's burgeoning hydroponic basil farm in 2004 as they were just getting the business off the ground. Located on the grounds of Cheyney University, Herban Farms, LLC, sells hydroponically grown basil to major super markets and specialty food stores all over the region. Despite the farm's growth, Rick still takes a very hands-on (or beard-in!) approach to pest management. Hear about the trials and tribulations he endures during his regular ladybug releases in the greenhouse.


Ag Council welcomes Bowers, Dallap-Schaer and Shick



We are delighted to announce the addition of three new members to our board: Aimee Bowers, attorney; Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer, Medical Director at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and co-owner of Meadowset Farm; and Bill Shick, Agriculture Program Manager at the Chester County Food Bank. Learn more about our board members.

New Board Members (2019)