One of the best ways to learn about Pennsylvania’s grocery stores is by visiting one.
But if you’re looking for a unique, local grocery, Pennsylvanians are taking the next step by opening their own.
The number of people who opened their own grocery stores in the past year is up to 1,100.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says the number is likely higher, because of people opening their businesses to take advantage of the state’s $4 billion farm subsidies.
But the number of local-owned grocery stores continues to climb, with more than 600 operating in the state.
Here’s a look at some of the more notable ones.
The Pennsylvania-based Trader Joe’s has been operating a local grocery store in nearby Scranton since 2011.
Trader Joes, which sells items including fresh produce and frozen meats, said it is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a month.
It has a staff of five and plans to open more stores in Pennsylvania in the coming months.
The company said it will open one in Bucks County and one in Lancaster County.
The chain is owned by Sam and Bonnie Stitt, who are Pennsylvanian.
Stitt said her parents, who have owned the company for more than 50 years, opened Trader Joe the first time they opened their grocery store, in 1971.
She said her store has a large, well-stocked display case and sells everything from fresh produce to baked goods.
The Stitts said they have been open to opening their grocery in Pennsylvania since the 1970s.
The family has owned the business since 1975 and opened their first store in 1978.
Since the early 1990s, the Stittses have expanded to a third store in New Jersey.
They said their store now has 2,000 square feet of display space, which they plan to expand to 4,000 more square feet by the end of this year.
Says Sam Stitt: This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a community and to open up a local operation.
It’s a great way to help support farmers, feed local farmers, and be part a thriving local economy.