State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania

Bringing together growers and others affiliated with the fruit industry from Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region

a community of growers for over 150 years

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania (SHAP) is an educational organization with a mission “to preserve and enhance the viability of the commercial fruit industry through educational outreach, research support, promotion, and pro-active involvement with legislative affairs.”  The association supports the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of the specialty crop industry in the Commonwealth and cooperates with other states in the Mid-Atlantic region to sponsor an annual educational convention and trade show.

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The Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention

The premier grower meeting in the Northeast including a large trade show, educational sessions, and numerous networking opportunities which include many workshops and a farm market bus tour held the day prior to the opening of the convention.

Support Grower-Driven Research

Support practical research to help fruit growers improve the profitability and sustainability of the Mid-Atlantic fruit industry through the financial support of research science in the areas affecting the production and marketing of tree fruit crops.

Support the Young Grower Alliance

Show your support for the future growers of the industry with your membership. The YGA connects young like-minded professionals with activities like field trips, orchard tours, workshops, luncheons with guest speakers, and much more!

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The benefits of joining SHAP are endless! Sign-up today to start your educational journey.

SHAP is your resource for all things About The Fruit Industry

SHAP works closely with local representatives, Penn State, and more to keep you informed.