Ben Wenk is a seventh generation fruit grower in Adams County, Pennsylvania where his family owns Three Springs Fruit Farm, makers of Ploughman Cider. Ben earned an Agroecology degree from Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences in 2006. Shortly after, he expanded the diversity of crops grown at Three Springs to support trips to regional farmers markets, local stores, and directly to restaurants. In 2010, Three Springs became the first fruit farm in the Mid Atlantic to become certified by the Food Alliance. His past responsibilities have also included service to the PA Apple Marketing Board, past President of two local farmers market boards, and research steering committees for the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and USDA-ARS.
“I’m passionate about local food and the positive impact on our communities.”