Scavenger hunt underway in York County to promote local businesses

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YORK COUNTY, Pa. — There is a summer activity that can take you all over the county, and in the end you may win prizes.

The York County chapter of Buy Fresh, Buy Local is hosting a scavenger hunt. There are 33 businesses involved. All participants have to do is stop at one of the businesses to pick up a map. Then, they can travel to the businesses. Each business has a stamp. Once your map has at least eight stamps, you can drop it off at one of the stops or take it to Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market on August 8 by 2:30. The scavenger hunt wrap party will be hosted at Flinchbaugh on the 8th in conjunction with their peach festival.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local is hosting the event so people realize what is available to them locally. Flinchbaugh’s is a fourth-generation farm. They say they understand how buying local has changed and look forward to the experience of showing people what they have to offer and how fresh it is.

“It didn’t came from a plastic bag, in the grocery store. It just was picked from the tree outside there so, I guess that connecting to directly what they had to do, what we had to do as the farmer to get it to them, that’s what I’m looking forward to,” said Julie Keene from Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market

Those who participate will have the chance to win prizes that include wine, bakery goods and more. If you attend 24 or more places you have the chance to win the grand prize! They are keeping exactly what it is a surprise.

For more on how to get involved visit: http://buyfreshbuylocalyork.com/