Pennsylvania Certified Organic's Emarketplace
 September 14, 2011
For Sale

$130/ton available in totes or bulk.
Dan Landis at Landisdale Farms. Delivery Available.
717-304-9386 or

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

PCO Certified. Available November. Contact Mike Kirby @ 724-388-3617. Indiana County, PA.

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

ICO Certified, 2011 crop.

Ernest Blosser
Tampico, IL
815-590-2174 - cell

OEFFA Certified. Large round bales.
Ernest Blosser
Tampico, IL
815-590-2174 - cell

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,

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.

Berkshire, NY 13736.  Marz Farm has available 1st cutting certified organic small square bale hay, $3.50 per bale or $175 ton (quantity discounts).  Also, taking orders for 2nd /3rd cutting hay.  $4.25 bale or $212.50 ton. All hay is stored in doors and the facility is in excellent condition (see website for pics  Forage tests available.  We ship throughout the northeast and have multiple delivery quantities available or pickup at the farm.  Free samples are available.  Average bale weight 40–45lbs.  Located in NY Southern Tier between Binghamton and Ithaca, Tioga County.  Contact Tony Marzolino: 607-657-8534 or

PCO Certified Organic. First Cutting, small bales. $3.50 a bale. Call Ed: 570-765-0950. Perry County, PA.

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.

PCO Certified Organic Contact John Painter: 814-367-5238. Tioga County, PA.

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.


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

Contact Sam Stoltzfus at 814-749-0137.

Will take very good care of your piece of ground and build carbon with livestock grazing.
Call Roman Stoltzfoos 717-278-1070.

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!
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PCO is Seeking 2012 Advisory Board Members
Submit your Nominations Today!

PCO values a diverse advisory board that supports the mission of PCO and represents the membership by having a balance of interests. 
 Board Term and Elections
●      Advisory board members serve a 1-year term, with a limit of 5 consecutive terms.
●      Our policies require that no more than half the board can be PCO-certified (or related in a way that violates the conflict of interest provision in the NOP regulations). That allows us to have a maximum of 7 certified producers on the board, plus a minimum of 8 others who are independent.
●      For the non-certified seats, we can invite organic producers who are certified by another agency, someone from Penn State Ag Extension or NRCS, another non-profit ag organization, consumer or environmental group, a college, ag supply company, consumer, veterinarian, inspector, etc.
●      Nominations can also be made by PCO members and PCO advisory board members. PCO will accept nominations via mail, email and phone.
●      Board members are selected by the membership at the Annual Meeting in February.
●      Generally, members should live in PCO’s certification region: Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, District of Columbia.
●      Advisory board members should be good communicators and be willing to contribute to the organization, chair committees, help at events, etc.
●      Advisory board nominees must submit an advisory board application by December 1st prior to the next election.
Areas of Responsibility
●      Lead the organization in strategic planning
●      Ensure adequate financial resources and provide financial oversight.
●      Build a diverse and competent board.
●      Select, support, and evaluate the executive director.
●      Enhance PCO’s public standing
Meetings and Events
●      The 2012 advisory board term begins on the first board meeting following the election.
●      The advisory board meets quarterly. Typically, 3 meetings take place at the PCO office in Spring Mills, PA and one is held in the Lancaster County, PA area. Members may attend by phone or web connection. (Travel expenses are reimbursed upon request.)
●      PCO typically holds a strategic planning event in the spring which is attended by advisory board and staff members.
●      PCO participates in training events, field days, trade shows, and other events.  PCO expects advisory board members to participate in events when possible. 
To make a nomination and provide supporting information, please contact:
Leanne Lenz, Managing Assistant
106 School St, Suite 201
Spring Mills, PA 16875

NODPA Ride Share Available!
There are several open seats in a PCO vehicle heading for NODPA's 11th Annual Field Days and Producer Meeting. For more information on a ride, contact Kathryn Tokarz, PCO's Administrative Assistant, at or 814-422-0251. For more information on the Field Days, scroll down to the events section of this emarketplace.

Volunteers Needed for PCO's Exhibit Booth at the Mother Earth News Fair
Come enjoy a great festival and volunteer your time staffing PCO's exhibit booth. Volunteers are welcome anytime during the festival hours: Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. For more information on volunteering, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Kathyrn at or 814-422-0251. For more information on the Mother Earth News Festival, click here.



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:

September 21-24
Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore, MD

When you register to attend Natural Products Expo East, you join a vibrant community of natural, organic, and healthy products industry members.  Find new products, education, and networking to take your business to the next level. For more information, click here. Visit the PCO booth (#8109) and talk with our staff!

September 25
Chester County

RIde through the beautiful rolling hills of Chester County
to support PASA’s work in SE Pennsylvania on behalf of family farms growing fresh fruit, vegetables, and humanely raised poultry, beef and pork. PCO has offered to sponsor our members to ride in the BIKE FRESH, BIKE LOCAL event. Fore more information, contact Leanne Lenz at

Philly Homegrown Check out event coverage on Philly Homegrown... 
Event Features:
  • Your choice of a 25, 50 or 75 mile bike route on some of the area's most beautiful roads (all routes begin and end at Victory Brewing Co. in Downingtown, PA)
  • Delicious local foods lunch and an award winning Victory draft beer (for riders 21 years of age and older)
  • Detailed cue sheets, SAG support, and friendly volunteer help
  • Well-stocked rest stops
  • A ride souvenir **
  • A great fun day supporting local food and farms  
Pre-registration ends
Monday, September 19, 2011 at 5 PM
**(Walk-in Registration is $45
and does not include a souvenir)



Mother Earth News Fair
Sept. 24-25, 2011
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs, Pa. |

The Mother Earth News Fair is the greatest gathering of eclectic lifestyle living that could be put together in one place. It's electric with energy, enthusiasm and empowerment. Everybody should come! Visit the PCO exhibit (#NP2) and speak with Penny Sandoval, PCO Certification Specialist!
-Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Featured in Food, Inc. and
The Omnivore's Dilemma

For more information:

September 29 & 30
NODPA’s 11th Annual Field Days and Producer Meeting

Cooperstown Beaver Valley Cabins and Campsites, Milford, NY
Thursday, September 29th to 4:00 pm, Friday, September 30th   
NODPA Field Days Title: Organic Dairy: What Does the Future Hold?
This two-day event will highlight the internal and external opportunities and challenges facing the future of organic dairy. We will feature the following panels, educational sessions, farm tours and speakers:
  • Keynote Speaker: Francis Thicke, organic dairy farmer, soil scientist and leader in the organic community.
·      Panel Discussions:
o   Facts and Fiction: Demystifying Private Label Milk
o   Natural Gas Exploration and its impact on Organic Certification
o   Advocacy Groups in the Organic Dairy Marketplace: Why they are important and necessary with Liana Hoodes, NOC, and dairy farmers and advocates Francis Thicke and Kevin Engelbert
  • Troy Bishopp, Grazing Specialist presents:Thinking Man’s Grazing: Learning how to plan your grazing for profit, production and success.
·      Farm Tour: Siobhan Griffin’s Raindance Farm:
o   Tour of the dairy and cheese making operation
o   Troy Bishopp’s Reading the Landscape workshop 
To download NOPDA's Field Days Brochure, click here >
To register online for the Field Days, click here >
To download a printable registration form, click here >
To learn more about sponsorship & tradeshow
opportunities, click here >
Go to for regular updates and registration information or email/call Nora Owens, Field Days Coordinator, or 413-772-0444.

October 7 to October 9, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Life in the Soil: A three day workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham
Rodale Institute
Kutztown, PA

The class is structured in three modules that will build the foundational knowledge for future explorations of individual growing systems: vegetables, grains, orchards, landscape turf, etc. This class is appropriate for beginning practitioners. We recommend you register for the whole course for a complete learning experience. Organic lunch, snacks and refreshments are included in the course tuition.
REGISTER for the three-day course
REGISTER for two days

REGISTER for one day

For questions or to register by phone, call 601-683-6009.


For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar
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