Paul Family Farms donates portion of earnings to PA Wilds
Travis Paul of Paul Family Farms recently presented a check for $300 to Julie Iaquinto, EVP of Finance at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. as part of the company’s new Community Campaigns initiative.
For the month of September, the Pauls selected the PA Wilds Center, a nonprofit that seeks to marry conservation and economic development in a way that inspires communities of the PA Wilds, as the recipient for their new program. Despite the pandemic, the Community Campaigns initiative kicked off in March when the Pauls decided to contribute up to 5 percent of their monthly earnings to a different organization each month.
“We try to pick organizations that are directly impacting the communities we’re a part of,” said Travis. “What I love about the PA Wilds is it’s introducing the area to a lot of different people and shows off the uniqueness of our area. We need to tell our story, and the PA Wilds is doing a great job of telling it.”
The PA Wilds Center was humbled by the thoughtful donation. “It never ceases to amaze me how thoughtful and giving the people of our communities are — even at the height of a pandemic they’re finding new ways to support each other and initiatives that matter to them. Thanks to Paul Family Farms for recognizing the power of the PA Wilds work,” said Iaquinto, on behalf of the PA Wilds Center.
ABOUT PAUL FAMILY FARMS
Paul Family Farms is a 5th generation family farm in Germania, PA, part of the PA Wilds Dark Skies landscape, that produces pure Pennsylvania maple and raw honey. Since 1865, the Pauls have worked with the land in Paul Hollow, first as sheep farmers, then dairy, and now maple syrup and raw honey. Along with traditional wood-fired maple syrup, Paul Family Farms also produces bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream, and a spring and fall raw honey from Potter County, PA.
Paul Family Farms is a juried Food Artisan member of the Wilds Cooperative of PA. Learn more about Paul Family Farms here.
ABOUT THE PA WILDS
The Pennsylvania Wilds is a 13-county region that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre. The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that inspires the communities of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The PA Wilds Center promotes the region as a premier outdoor recreation destination as a way to diversify local economies and improve quality of life.
The PA Wilds Center’s two core programs seek to help businesses leverage the PA Wilds brand and connect with new market opportunities: the Wilds Cooperative of PA, a network of over 300 place-based businesses and organizations, and the PA Wilds Conservation Shop, a retail outlet primarily featuring products sourced from the WCO. For more information on the PA Wilds Center, visit www.PAWildsCenter.org. To learn more about the WCO, visit www.WildsCoPA.org. Explore the PA Wilds at www.pawilds.com.