GIANT Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is the first major retailer to qualify its Private brand milk as PA Preferred, meaning 100% of the milk is produced in Pennsylvania.
“I applaud GIANT for giving customers what they want – fresh, locally produced food,” Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley said during the milk’s launch at GIANT Food Store in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
“By offering PA Preferred milk, GIANT is helping support farmers and area businesses that produce quality products, while making investments in local economies and keeping Pennsylvania growing,” Cawley said.
PA Preferred is the official brand of agriculture products made or grown in Pennsylvania. The program’s trademark is a gold checkmark inside a blue keystone that can be found on products year-round at farmers markets, restaurants, food processors, grocery chains, craft breweries and wineries. “Our dairy farm families spend nearly 85% of their income close to home and recognize the importance of supplying quality products,” Greig said. “They are making a difference in their communities, and they’re making a difference for Pennsylvania.”
The GIANT brand PA Preferred milk is available in whole, 2%, 1% and skim in gallon and quart sizes. The milk is available at 156 retail locations in Pennsylvania and 44 locations in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
“GIANT embraces our commitment to being a responsible retailer by offering our customers the widest selection of locally grown and produced products possible,” Rick Herring, GIANT Food Stores president said. “Now when customers purchase milk in our stores, they can feel good about the role they are playing in helping to keep Pennsylvania agribusiness strong and supporting our local dairy farmers.”