Tuscarora Organic Growers (TOG) took root in 1988 when three neighboring organic fruit and vegetable farmers in South Central Pennsylvania came together to share a common problem they each had. Each farm marketed their produce in the Baltimore-Washington area at their farmer’s market every weekend in season. Each was becoming overwhelmed by requests from food co-ops, retailers and restaurants for their produce. They decided to hire someone to manage the sales as well as to cooperate in providing produce for the venture. They went through several individuals in short order until they found a young man by the name of Chris Fullerton. Chris managed the cooperative for fourteen years and is credited with developing, along with the growers, a successful cooperative business model.