Over the last 5 years, the DVFF has been crafting relationships between farmers and distillers and encouraging the use of heritage grains. Our research and development with with these grains is shared with interested farmers.
The success of our local distilleries is a shared success with the local farms and agricultural businesses that they impact. As we say at the DVFF, "HAVE A DRINK, HELP A FARMER!"
Craft distilling in the US cannot sustain itself without adequate infrastructure for the grain market. Grain must be dried, cleaned, stored, and maintained in bins while waiting to be purchased in specific amounts by interested distillers. Farmers, in order to work with distillers, must have the means to store their harvests and the DVFF hopes to help them meet these needs.
The DVFF helps to open lines of communication between the 100+ distillers within the state of Pennsylvania through the use of our DVFF Directory. We help to facilitate educational and informative meetings between distillers, local farmers, and members of the grain supply chain.