Monroe County Economic Development’s Grow Monroe program promotes the benefits of supporting local resources and highlights the wide variety of fresh produce and other agricultural products that can be found right here in Monroe County.
Buying local benefits our environment, our economy and our farmers.
Monroe County is home to more than 600 farms and over 100,000 acres of farmland. More than a quarter of the land is dedicated to agriculture.
Sales of Monroe County farm products generate nearly $120 million for our economy each year. Agriculture supports thousands of area jobs—many of them on farms as well as related occupations, from food processing to veterinary services. In so many ways, agriculture is an investment with big returns for Monroe County.