Pennsylvania Certified Organic's  Emarketplace
October 12, 2011     
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Up to 300 bales of 3rd cutting grass/alfalfa mixed wrapped baleage for sale. 3’x3’x5’ bales weigh 900-1100 lbs. per. Some of this is coming out of the field in the next few days and could come to your farm to be wrapped if desired. 3x3x8 dry hay bales (stored inside) and 4x5 round bales (stored outside) PCO certified grass/alfalfa 1st cutting mixed hay also available. Delivery to some areas possible. Priced to market and move quickly. Contact Robert at (610) 340-4030 or Berks County. Rc'd 10/5/11.

4x5 round bales 800 lbs,  1st cutting mixed grass  $40/bale delivery possible.  Westmoreland Co.
Call Joe Hribal 724-757-4424 or
R'cd 9/12/11

PCO Certified. Available November. Contact Mike Kirby @ 724-388-3617. Indiana County, PA.
R'cd 9/7/11

OUT OF THE FIELD, certified organic hay, round bales, $35 ea/$117/ton, READY NOW, great quality, tested, assist with loading. SW PA., 740 424 0446,
R'cd 9/11

PCO Certified Organic.  4x4 net wrapped round bales.  Priced based on feed value. Delivery available from Liberty, PA.  Contact Dave Johnson at 570-324-2285.
R'cd 9/11

PCO Certified, 4x4 round bales, stored inside, first cutting, mixed grasses with lots of red clover, tested. $140 ton or $40/bale. Pleasant Valley Organic Farm, Amity, PA 15311 (Washington County). Contact or Lynn at 740 424 0446. Will help with loading or delivery.
R'cd 9/11

PCO Certified Organic. First Cutting, small bales. $3.50 a bale. Call Ed: 570-765-0950. Perry County, PA.
R'cd 8/11

OEFFA Certified. Large round bales.
Ernest Blosser
Tampico, IL
815-590-2174 - cell
R'cd 7/29/11

PCO Certified
4x4 wet mixed round bales made June1-30 $35 per bale,
Dry 4x4 mixed net wrapped $30 per bale. Contact Jim Hepp 570-746-1651, Bradford County
R'cd 7/27/11

ICO Certified, 2011 crop.
Ernest Blosser
Tampico, IL
815-590-2174 - cell
R'cd 7/29/11

PCO Certified Organic Contact John Painter: 814-367-5238. Tioga County, PA.
R'cd 7/11

12 x 24 with solar lights, feeders, water tanks and bins, egg gathering belts.  With 500-600 chickens laying very well. Can email pictures. Roman Stoltzfoos 717-278-1070.
R'cd 7/11

$130/ton available in totes or bulk.
Dan Landis at Landisdale Farms. Delivery Available.
717-304-9386 or
R'cd 7/27/11


Contact Samuel Esh at 717-687-6565, Lancaster County preferred.
R'cd 10/5/11

We are working with a local bakery and would like to try out some more locally grown baking wheat. Contact: or call 724-352-9500
R'cd 9/12/11

(small square bales preferred, but any accepted). Contact: Alvin King 717-464-5345 (Willow Street, PA)
R'cd 9/8/11

Contact Sam Stoltzfus at 814-749-0137.
R'cd 8/31/11

Will take very good care of your piece of ground and build carbon with livestock grazing. Call Roman Stoltzfoos 717-278-1070.
R'cd 7/11

ACF Organics, LLC, d/b/a/ Amish Country Farms located in Totowa, NJ is looking to procure certified organic raw milk from farmers in Pennsylvania. Ken Tensen: 800-990-3447 ext. 202.

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Pennsylvania Certified Organic
106 School Street, Suite 201
Spring Mills, PA 16875
 814-422-0251 - Fax 814-422-0255
Assuring the integrity of organic products!


rooster 3New Study Finds Organic Farming Profitable Long-Term
Organic farming is known to be environmentally sustainable, but can it be economically sustainable, as well?
The answer is yes, according to new research in the September-October issue of the Agronomy Journal. In an analysis of 18 years of crop yield and farm management data from a long-term University of Minnesota trial, an organic crop rotation was consistently more profitable and carried less risk of low returns than conventional corn and soybean production, even when organic price premiums were cut by half. For the full summary, click here. For the full study, click here.

Summarized from:
Economic Performance of Long-Term Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems in Minnesota
Timothy A. Delbridge,* Jeffrey A. Coulter, Robert P. King, Craig C. Sheaffer, and Donald L. Wyse
Agronomy Journal


23 Acre Farm for long term Lease or Sale
Located outside Aiken, S. Carolina in Williston, SC.  This is an opportunity to lease or own a farm to extend your growing season, be able to grow some other types of products or move your entire operation.  This property is located in flat, sandy, quiet countryside of western S. Carolina.  Warm in the wintertime! Property has cleared areas and planted pines.  Currently no residence, but a mobile home or cabin could be set immediately as there are wells, septic, and electricity available.   There a few small usable storage and livestock keeping structures. The property has never had any types of chemical treatments lending itself to quick organic recognition.  There is a small well fed pond which could be utilized in a number of ways.  Location is close to good markets (some include Aiken, SC, Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA, Charleston, SC) and East coast truck routes.  Suggested types of crops are asparagus, strawberries, peanuts, cotton. Hunting and fishing nearby for those so inclined. Other small parcels close by may be available as well. For further details call Deb Cohen 410-472-9158 or 443-739-9158.
R'cd 10/12/11
PCO certified Organic Farm for Rent
65 acre grass-based farm with 40+ acres in permanent fenced pasture with stream and improvements for rotational grazing. Barns include parlor milking system and calf and heifer areas. Some supply of forages also available. Contact Robert at (610) 340-4030 or 
Rc'd 10/5/11.

For Sale
Family Owned and Operated Farmstead Specialty Foods Processor that has outgrown the Farm and Family
·        Specializing in All Natural, Organic, Kosher, Local, and Farmstead Production with well established and rapidly expanding controlled and private label markets throughout the Northeast U.S. Unique business model brings local products to entire region and population of over 50 million potential consumers.
·        Current Owners willing to stay involved indefinitely for multiple roles including training, production operations, product development, engineering and marketing. Preferred Offers include a partial equity buyout with retained interest in new operating company.
·        Business needs to relocate for necessary expansion. Current facility will remain available for interim use or as a specialized facility to complement main operation. Already working with local EDC to identify appropriate facilities and financing options for new owners.
·        A unique opportunity for success by stepping into the exploding natural and organic foods marketplace with established brands and the working knowledge of managers with over 35 years of combined experience.

For More information Contact (717)826-6190 or email
Rc'd 9/23/11

Internship Opportunity
The Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) Internship position would assist in all duties associated with office management and organic certification as directed by the Administrative Team and Certification Team.  Applicants should have organizational, communication, writing and computer skills, as well as strong abilities in a team environment.  Responsibilities include handling correspondence, phone, and email communication, providing information to prospective and current clients, assisting with office management duties, participating in the preparation of events and exhibit booths and supporting the certification team with filing, mailings, and processing paperwork. This is a three-month paid part-time position at our Spring Mills, PA office.
Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Direct inquiries and applications to: Kathryn Tokarz, Administrative Assistant, at the following email address:

October 17
PASA Field Day
Innovative Farmers: Finding Creative Solutions to Common Problems
Sunnyside Farm

Dover, York County

$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included.
Join PASA, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) and Sunnyside Farm for a day that will inspire you to get creative on the farm.To register visit, or call 814-349-9856.

October 18
Free Film Showing: The World According to Monsanto
The East End Food Co-op
7516 Meade Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2549
(412) 242-3598

The enormously powerful film, The World According to Montsanto chronicles Monsanto's controversial past: A history that combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world's food supply, a frightening strategy which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Exposing secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and policitians, this widely praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the world's poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.

This blurb comes from the Institute for Responsible Technology’s public showing guide for the film.  See for more info.

October 28
Pastured Broiler Management: Hands-on Processing, Health and Nutrition

Dickinson College Farm
Boiling Springs
Cumberland County

In this intensive learning program, participants will be introduced to a broiler chicken field trial conducted this season by The Fertrell Company and Dickinson College Farm. This field trial was prompted by varying opinions on whether or not soy should be a part of rations for production animals. The study will report data around the economics, health, meat quality and quantity and overall performance of these groups of birds, and will ultimately include laboratory measurements of certain phytoestrogens and isoflavones in the meat, fat and skin of the birds. To register, click here.

November 4, 2011
Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference
Crown Plaza Hotel, Syracuse, NY

Join NOFA-NY for their first Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference. Workshop topics include: grazing dairy cows, diversifying your dairy farm, soil and weed control in field crops, nutrient density in grain crops, food grade grains, seed cleaning and milk quality. For more information, contact Bethany Wallis, Phone: 585-271-1979 ext 513, Email:
November 6-8
PAWAgN’s 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Tell Your Story
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA
Full conference $150; Monday only $95; Tuesday only $90
The 2011 conference includes two full days of farm tours, intensive learning circles, exciting workshops, timely panel discussions, inspiring networking opportunities, and an abundance of fine dining! For additional information, contact:Conference Coordinator Ann Stone at ams39@psu.eduor +1 814 863 4489.
Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and Jan. 9
Farm Risk Managment Course
Annie's Project

6pm - 9pm, Dec. 5th class 3pm-9pm
6 locations: Penn State Extension offices in Lancaster, Mercer and Allegheny counties and AgChoice Farm Credit offices in Chambersburg, Lewisburg and Yeagertown

 Topics include financial statements, recordkeeping, farm business planning, marketing plans, estate planning, exploring alternative enterprises, insurance and more.Cost of the workshop is $75 per person. To register, visit the Web at or call toll-free (877) 489-1398. Participants who complete the program will qualify for six SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit, a program sponsor. For more information, visit online or call Penn State Extension at (717) 270-4391.

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Pennsylvania Certified Organic
106 School Street
Suite 201
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania 16803

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