Laurel Vista Farms, owned by Rick Stafford, Ken Saldono and their wives (sisters Rita and Marian), has been a working family farm for more than 100 years with a gorgeous view of the Laurel Ridge (thus the farms’ name!. Rick and Ken purchased the farm from its original owners in 1988, saving a pristine area of Somerset County from residential development and preserving an important agricultural asset that Rick, Ken, Rita and Marian have transformed from a bulk potato farm into one of our areas great farms. They have transformed their crops and strive to keep their products serving consumers no more than 100 miles from their farm, ensuring quality, freshness and minimal transportation impact.
Our trip to Laurel Vista Farm greeted us with the first rainy day we had visiting farms this season. But, that didn’t keep us from going into the field with Rita to pick green beans right off the plant and sampling their earthy green goodness right on the spot. We took home a bushel and we’re happily knee deep in beans for a few days!
Luckily for us, their uniquely branded products, including their Somerset SnapsTM Green Beans can be found in select Giant Eagle stores. Their green beans are picked and in stores within 24 hours…now THAT’s fresh!. Just look for Ken and Rick (see logo above) when you’re doing your grocery shopping. If you don’t see them, ask the produce manager to give them a call to get their farm-fresh products in a store near you!
Learn more about Laurel Vista Farms at www.laurelvistafarm.com. If you’re in the area, stop by. They love visitors…but give them a call first or they’ll likely be in the field!
1665 Coxes Creek Road
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: 814-443-2415 or 814-443-1112