December 4, 2013 in Community Events, Community Resources, Community Support for PASA, Take Action, Uncategorized
Dear Good Food Neighbors,
PASA wants to hear from you!
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is working to evaluate their communication strategies – their websites, newsletters, blogs, emails and social media – to understand how they can serve their members better, involve all Good Food Neighbors and involve new people in our community. As part of this process, they are gathering in-depth input from members and non-members alike to get an accurate picture of their current efforts – what works, what doesn’t and what is missing.
PASA would like to invite you (and a friend!) to join us for a focus group discussion!
Each focus group will last between 90 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours. The discussion will be held in a small group, no more than 8 people, to encourage a lively and productive conversation. The entire process will be extremely informal, think of it as a talk with friends!
All focus group participants will be entered to win a PASA Gift Basket loaded with PASA-themed gear & some local food treats. Refreshments and a light snack will also be offered during the focus group.
Thanks for your interest & participation!
November 21, 2013 in Community Events, Community Resources, Community Support for PASA, Uncategorized
Turn BLACK Friday and CYBER Monday into a green shopping days this year!
Shop online for holiday gifts from participating members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) .Avoid the rush at big box retailers and shop at businesses that have shown their commitment to our local food future through their membership and support of PASA.
SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ON BLACK FRIDAY:
On Friday, November 29th Wild for Salmon is donating 10% of all sales at their retail store in Bloomsburg, back to PASA.
On Friday, November 29th Spotted Hill Farm is donating 10% of all sales at their annual Barn Sale back to PASA. Just be sure to mention “PASA/Good Gifts” when making your purchase.
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER – SHOP ONLINE AND IN PERSON:
Good Gift Shopping Offers Something for Everyone on your list!
October 1, 2013 in Community Events
Lehigh Valley Harvest:
A Celebration of Local Food and Farms
(formerly Taste of the Lehigh Valley)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
1-4 PM; VIP Hour 12-1 PM
Allentown Brew Works
(812 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA)
Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 at door
Students, Seniors: $20 (must provide ID at door)
Children 10 and under: $10 (pay at door)
VIP Tickets: $75
NEW This Year: The “Preparing the Harvest” cooking demonstration”.
Executive Chefs Jon Middleton of Muhlenberg College, John Soder from Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, & Chad Licsko from Lehigh University will demonstrate innovative recipes & techniques in “Preparing the Harvest” using ingredients sourced from some of our favorite local producer-farmers. Guaranteed to be fresh, delicious, & fun!
And much much more! Visit the Lehigh Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter Website for more information.
September 23, 2013 in Community Events
Farm to City Dinner
Join the community of York Pennsylvania for a celebration their County’s rich agricultural heritage and healthy foods. This 1st annual Farm to City Dinner and Silent Auction will benefit the York Co. Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter, the Horn Farm Center, and the Healthy World Cafe.
What: Farm to City Dinner and Silent Auction
Where: Beaver St./ outside the Central Market House in York, PA.
When: Sunday October 6 at 2:30 PM
Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis for $65. Proceeds from the event will be evenly divided between:
• The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education showcases and interprets the rich heritage, viable present and exciting future of York County agriculture
• York County Buy Fresh Buy Local connects consumers with locally grown food and farm products to make it easier to find, choose, and appreciate great local foods while supporting the farmers and lands that produce them.
• York’s Healthy World Café is dedicated to providing fresh, locally sourced meals, in a welcoming, non-stigmatized environment where once pays what they are able. If one is unable to pay, they are able to exchange work in lieu of payment
September 20, 2013 in Community Events
Local Food + Local Art + Educational Programs = CELEBRATION!
This unique event raises funds and awareness for two local initiatives that support sustainable food systems and celebrate the arts in our region: Carlisle Arts Learning Center and Pennsvlvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture.
Fee: $40 ($20 for students with ID)
Each ticket brings you a full dinner made with locally sourced ingredients; appetizers from Piatto, Gaia Cafe and Mountainside Supper Club; drinks (including beer, wine and fruit spritzers if you’re 21+); live bluegrass and jazz; the chance to meet artists working in a wide range of mediums as they create one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the farm fields; and the opportunity to purchase pieces by regional artists. Join over 200 of your fellow community members, farmers, students, entrepreneurs and artists to soak up local food, music, art and drinks!
August 13, 2013 in Community Events, Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized
Sustainability Schools continue to offer great opportunities through August and into the Fall!
Learn about “cooking the bone” with Carrie Hahn at East End Food Co-op, medicinal plants and earthen building at Quiet Creek Herb Farm, food preservation at Dickinson College Farm and so much more. Check out all the cool opportunities in our calendar.
Thanks is due to all our partners: Greener Partners, Dickinson College Farm, Quiet Creek Herb Farm, Spring Creek Homesteading, Eastern PA Permaculture Guild, Home Grown Institute, Jennings Environmental Education Center, Country Barn Farm, East End Food Co-op , Pennypack Farm & Education Center, Chatham University Food, Farm, and Field, and the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
Visit our main Sustainability Schools page for more information or follow the links above o visit each partner’s page for workshops near you!
July 31, 2013 in Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized
PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood welcomes our latest Sustainability Schools partner, the Country Barn Farm just north of Pittsburgh.
The Country Barn Farm is a family farm, tended by the Zgurzynski family with a keen focus on beekeeping, organic gardening, and sustainable agriculture. Joseph Zgurzynski is a second generation beekeeper with a lifelong interest in beekeeping and entomology. He manages beehives on the farm to produce raw honey that is lightly filtered and never heated, so we are able to offer the sweetest natural food in the world at peak flavor and nutritional benefit.
Joe is certified as a Master Beekeeper, with the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America and a member of Burgh Bees, Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association and the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association. Joe offers beekeeping classes and equipment throughout the year.
July 22, 2013 in Community Events, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized
Harness the Sun!
July 27th, 2:00-4:00pm
Dickinson College Farm – 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
$6 PASA or DC Farm CSA member/$8 non-member
Ever dreamed of building your own solar shower? How about a solar oven? Curious how solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity? This Saturday, learn homesteading skills that utilize Earth’s most abundant source of energy: the sun!
A complimentary in-depth solar tour of Dickinson College Farm will be led by Assistant Manager Matt Steiman at the conclusion of the main workshop.
April 18, 2013 in Community Events, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized
Check out this latest update of the 2013 Sustainability Schools Calendar.
The yearlong “Fearless Homesteading” course continues, Shiitake and Oyster Mushroom Intensive, Backyard Fruit Trees, Eating Wild, Beekeeping and SO MUCH MORE!!!
Thanks is due to all our partners: Greener Partners, Dickinson College Farm, Quiet Creek Herb Farm, Spring Creek Homesteading, Eastern PA Permaculture Guild, Home Grown Institute, Jennings Environmental Education Center and Pennypack Farm & Education Center.
Visit our main Sustainability Schools page for more information or follow the links above to visit each partner’s page for workshops near you!