PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood is excited to participate in Centre Gives 2013. This online fundraising event held on May 22 and 23 provides matching funds of up to $100,000 from the Centre Foundation to over 80 Centre County charitable organizations. PASA supporters from anywhere can participate to boost your giving power. You can make your PASA donation count for more and help PASA reach the top of the Centre Gives leader board! Your donation could also help PASA qualify for cash prizes.
This Year’s Philly Farm & Food Fest is Locally Wind Powered, How About You?
Did you know this year, the Philly Farm & Food Fest is powered with 100% local Pennsylvania wind energy by Clean Currents? We think using local wind power is a great complement to celebrating local food – just like a perfect wine and cheese pairing.
To celebrate all things local, when you sign up for wind power with Clean Currents (before Wednesday, April 10th) they will buy you a ticket to Philly Farm & Food Fest!
Thanks for supporting Philly Farm & Food Fest and local wind power!
In 2012, the Philly Farm & Food Fest (PF3) drew nearly 3,000 participants to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. They came to taste, buy and meet the people who grow and produce delicious local foods. A joint project of PASA and Fair Food, we invite you to join us in this unique farm-focused celebration of wholesome foods.
|When||Apr 14, 2013from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM|
|Where||Philadelphia, PA / Philadelphia Co|
|Contact Name||Marilyn Anthony|
Sponsorship of PF3 enables you to reach a diverse regional audience of consumers interested in sustainable products and businesses. PF3 has a robust web presence, a powerful social media network, large promotional partners and a team of professional media and event promoters. To learn more about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, contact Marilyn Anthony (PASA) or Ann Karlen (Fair Food).
Want to be a PF3 Volunteer? You’ll find volunteer applications on phillyfarmfest.org. Volunteer applications must be submitted by March 29, 2013. Positions will be filled on a first-come basis.
IDEAS TO TREAT YOURSELF OR TO SHARE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
GIFTS FOR YOURSELF…
PURCHASE A PASA MEMBERSHIP
REGISTER FOR PASA’S
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
REFER A FRIEND &
GIFTS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS…
HONOR SOMEONE SPECIAL
BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL® GEAR
ELK CREEK CAFÉ & ALEWORKS
OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY
YELLOW SPRINGS FARM
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING PASA MEMBERS FOR OFFERING
THESE GIFTS WITH A PERCENTAGE OF SALES TO BENEFIT PASA.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
PASA’s Fall Campaign kicked off September 1st.These biannual drives showcase PASA members, programs and our services. Our goals are to raise awareness, grow the membership, and inspire more participation & giving. Organizational growth will empower us to continue to strengthen quality education programs and services, and that is what it is all about.
How Can All Members & Friends Get Involved?
- Attend an event & bring a friend
- Refer folks via our Member2Member Referral Program
- Donate to the Annual Fund or one of our special Funds.
- Take part in the Ways to Give program
- Offer a discount to other members via our Member2Member Benefit Program
- Buy someone a gift membership or renew your own membership
- Or think about your own unique way to lend a hand
- And, of course consider taking advantage of Good Gifts
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) announces an exciting array of events and opportunities to support your local farmer while enjoying the lovely fall weather in Pennsylvania. To celebrate the harvest season, PASA is hosting and attending farmer-focused and family-friendly events throughout the Commonwealth. Read on to find an event near you or mark your calendars for a PA road trip!
South Central PA:
Join PASA at Farm Aid 2012 on Saturday, September 22, at Hersheypark Stadium. The concert will feature Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young & The Survivors and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Farm Aid is much more than a concert – there are plenty of events leading up to the concert, including the following:
- Farm Aid’s 2nd National Gathering of Farm Advocates on Thursday, September 20, is a working meeting that will bring together new and established farm advocates and financial, legal and farm policy experts for a day of training and skills development. Register at farmaid.org/advocates.
- The Farm Aid Forum – Shale Gas Extraction & the Family Farm is an educational session provided to discuss the range of impacts, resources and protections for those facing unconventional natural gas extraction on their land or in their community. This open meeting will be held Friday, September 21st from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East (4752 Lindle Road, Harrisburg PA 17111). RSVPs are required – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
- Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village is open from noon to 5:30pm on Saturday, September 22, and is a lively space where concert goers enjoy interactive and experiential exhibits about soil, water, family farmers and good food! Stop by and visit PASA’s three exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village. Play ag trivia, help recreate a mural of the Buy Fresh Buy Local® logo, learn about backyard conservation and homesteading in the Skills Tent, try out our bicycle powered generator at our Good Food Neighborhood™ booth and enter to win amazing raffle prizes donated by PASA member farms and businesses.
For more information about these and other Farm Aid events surrounding the concert, visit farmaid.org/events.
ART on the FARM at Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs on Sunday, September 23, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm is a collaborative fundraiser to benefit PASA & the Carlisle Arts & Learning Center (CALC). Art on the Farm provides a unique opportunity for the Cumberland Valley to experience local flare through art, education and agriculture.
Area painters, ceramicists, fiber artists and performance artists will be engaged “en plein air” work from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Guests will be given a map of the Dickinson College Farm for an opportunity to interact with artists in action. Educational programs will run concurrently with the “en plein air” sessions, allowing visitors to gain a deeper perspective and appreciation for key topics relating to sustainable land management and food production.
Hors d’oeuvres made by local restaurants will be provided along with samplings of craft beer and wines. This will be followed by a light dinner made with fresh, local ingredients. The night will culminate with a live and silent auction. The cost is $40 per Individual or $75 per couple. To purchase tickets visit carlislearts.org or call (717) 249-6973.
PASA’s 5th Annual Bike Fresh Bike Local ride offers 25, 50 or 75 mile route options to make this the perfect ride for those who haven’t been on their bike in a while to cyclists looking for a challenge. Get your family, friends and co-workers out to appreciate the beautiful rolling hills of Chester County and see where our food comes from! The ride starts & finishes at event partner and Chester County’s famous beer destination, Victory Brewing Company. All participants receive a delicious locally sourced lunch and an award winning Victory draft beer (for riders 21+ years of age) after the ride!
Walk-in registration ($45) is available at the event. PASA also gratefully welcomes additional donations, which you can add at the time of registration. Register at pasafarming.org/bikefresh.
Join PASA from 11:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, September 22, for an amazing event celebrating the official Grand Re-Opening of Kimberton Whole Foods’ Downingtown store in its new location! Come for the expanded organic produce section, the larger selection of great healthy groceries, the green building features throughout the store and the free samples, bike raffle, kids activities and food demos! The new Downingtown store is 2 doors down from the previous Downingtown location in the Milltown Square Shopping Center. Directions to Kimberton’s store in Downingtown can be found by visiting kimbertonwholefoods.com/
September is Local Foods Month in Western PA, and to add to the fun and celebration, PASA is hosting a Farmer Olympics at the Mother Earth News Fair! The Farmer Olympics brings local farmers and their supporters together for some friendly competition in fun, farming-inspired challenges. Teams of farmers and community members will test their skill, agility, teamwork and knowledge in competitions like the potato harvest scramble, tomato-trellising relay, box building, fence moving and farm trivia. Teams receive free admission to the Mother Earth News Fair on Sunday, September 23. Fun for all, and prizes to the winners!
The Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event. The Fair features practical, hands-on demos and workshops on topics like renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, and natural health in addition to vendors of organic food and drink, books and magazines, tools, seeds, clothing and more. In 2011, over 9,000 people attended the Fair, and this year the event has been extended from two days to three. Look for today’s interview with Mother Earth News Fair keynoter and author of The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Katz on the Good Food Neighborhood blog!
Also, don’t forget about these upcoming Sustainability Schools workshops:
Saturday, September 22
Longview Center for Agriculture
Collegeville, Montgomery County
In partnership with Greener Partners
With over 5,000 members, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is one of the largest and most active sustainable agriculture organizations in the U.S. Through educational programs and regional marketing assistance for farmers, advocacy, and public outreach, PASA seeks to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. PASA’s hallmark event, the Farming for the Future Conference, draws thousands of participants from more than 30 states and six countries each February. For more information, visit pasafarming.org.
“Promoting profitable farms that provide healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment.”
Farm Aid 2012 is taking place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA on September 22nd!
The Farm Aid Staff have always been big fans of the annual PASA conference. Now it’s your turn to check out their annual event in your own backyard and even get in on the action. Volunteers are used throughout concert weekend and play a huge role in Farm Aid’s annual event- even the musicians volunteer their time! A limited number of volunteer positions still exist for this year’s show. Volunteers receive great perks in exchange for their time including a T-shirt, a meal, and parking. Saturday volunteers will gain admission to the volunteer section and be able to watch the show before and after their volunteer shift. Please email Anna Miragliuolo at email@example.com for additional information and write “New Volunteer” in the subject line.
As longtime supporters and business members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), we know firsthand the vital work being done to support Pennsylvania farms, healthy food and a growing agriculture relationship with our local communities. That’s why Tait Farm Foods is proud to partner with PASA to raise important funds through the sale of our products made right on our farm in Central Pennsylvania.
When you shop our online store starting today, 30% of your purchase of Tait Farm Foods products will go directly to PASA.
There is no limit to this fundraising opportunity, so shop to your heart’s desire to benefit PASA! Hurry, though, this promotion ends at midnight, Tuesday, May 15th.
How it works:
- Shop Tait Farm Foods products from our farm website starting today. The various product categories are on the navigation bar on left, including our exclusive gift collections.
- Support PASA by entering Group Code: PASA0512 at checkout and 30% of your order’s total (before tax and shipping) will directly benefit PASA.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on your summer shrubs, salad dressings, jams and more! Tait Farm totes and gift collections, packed full of your favorite products, make the perfect gift for Graduations, Mother’s Day, and the wedding couple on your shopping list.
Thank you for shopping Tait Farm Foods…and supporting PASA!