National Organic Coalition's Action Alert:
Make Calls Now to Restore Organic Funding! The Farm Bill is happening right now. Organic programs are getting shortchanges. Of all our Organic Priorities, only organic research & extension initiative (OREI) is still in the Bill.
CALL YOUR MEMBER OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE TODAY!
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Make calls through Wednesday (5/15) morning 9:00 a.m.
Be sure to leave a message with either the Agriculture Staffer or Receptionist.
TELL AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO:
SUPPORT AMENDMENTS TO RESTORE ORGANIC FUNDING FOR:
NATIONAL ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COST SHARE
ORGANIC DATA INITIATIVE
NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM (Supplemental Money to Update Database)
For More information about these programs see the National Organic Coalition's Farm Bill Priorities HERE
Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121: and tell them your address to connect you.
Support PCO May 22-23 with Centre Gives!
This year’s Centre Gives online fundraising event is only one week away, and PCO is once again participating and offering you an opportunity to contribute to the work we do to suport organic farming and farmers. Your contribution to PCO through Centre Gives will help support educational oppotunities, such as:
PA Organic FarmFest
Farmer Field Days and Workshops
Educational Support for Transitioning Farmers
Organic Meetings and Events
PCO’s online Centre Gives fundraiser will begin at 6 am on Wednesday, May 22 and end at 6 pm on Thursday, May 23.
Wanted Office Manager
Part-time position, (free coffee), Barbour's Creek, VA
Grand View Dairy is taking applications for our herdsman position for the 2013 growing season. We run a 120 cow organic, grass based farm in southwest PA. Knowledge of grazing is a must. Housing is also provided. Call Steve for more details, 412-580-9692 or email email@example.com
Turnkey Certified Organic Farm w/Well-Established Markets — Lawrence County, Plain Grove, PA
Retiring certified organic farmer offering a seventy-five acre certified organic farm in Western Pennsylvania, Plain Grove Township Lawrence County. Turnkey operation is available for beef or dairy. The dairy barn is modern with 36 comfort stalls tail-to-tail. Full line of equipment for grain and forage operation with modern grain bins all with aeration floors.
Twenty head of high quality angus brood cows with calves at side. An additional high quality eight to ten heifers of breeding age available. These animals are proficient on forage utilization since I have been a grass fed beef producer since 1980.
Remodeled three-bedroom ranch with great room. Full-size kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, refrigerator, range, dishwasher and floor. New bathroom. Laundry room with washer and dryer hook ups on the main floor. New thermopane windows and new oil furnace. Detached two-car garage with asphalt driveway.
Details available upon request.
Please inquire to:
Phone: 724-530-7220; Cell phone: 724-730-6488
May 18, 1-3pm PVCA's Backyard Chicken Workshop
See a nursery set-up for 50 newly arrived peeps, then on to the chicken tractor method for pasture access. Hear about purchasing, feeding, and housing chickens, turkeys and ducks and associated costs. A homegrown chicken dinner to follow. For more information, visit: http://www.pennsvalley.net/cms/index.php?id=90,0,0,1,0,0.
To register, call 814-880-1228.
May 22-23 Centre Gives
This is the second year PCO is participating in Centre Gives. In 2012, Centre Gives raised $415,000 for 74 local nonprofits, supplemented by $110,000 in matching funds and prizes from Centre Foundation. Help us make 2013 an even better year for Centre Gives and for our county’s amazing nonprofit community! For more information, please visit: www.centregives.org or http://www.paorganic.org/events/event/centre-gives-support-pco
May 27 Memorial Day
PCO Office Closed
May 29, 10am-4pm PASA's Animal Handling Workshop for New & Beginning Farmers Sundance Farm, Towanda, PA
Topics to be covered during the day also include: moving animals, loading, multi-species interactions; aids in moving and managing animals; feeding behaviors; multi-species grazing and pasture management for weeds and noxious plants, and managing parasites. For more information, visit: animalhandlingmay29.eventbrite.com or call 814-349-9856.
June 2 PASA’s Bike Fresh Local- Allegheny County Ice Rink at North Park, Allison Park, PA
Get your family, friends, and co-workers out this spring to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and farmland of Allegheny County and see where your food comes from! Proceeds support PASA’s work in western Pennsylvania on behalf of family farms. For more information, visit: pasafarming.org/events or call Leah Smith at 412-365-2985.
June 5, 4-7pm High Tunnel Twilight- Tomato Trellising Common Ground Organic Farm, Spring Mills, PA
Attendees will learn about trellising cucumbers and tomatoes, as well as transplant production techniques. Leslie's system focuses on low-cost, low-tech equipment and re-usable or compostable supplies, with a goal of zero-waste, minimal inputs and reducing costs. For more information, visit: extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit/events or contact Tianna Dupont at 610-746-1970.
June 14, 10am-2pm PA-WAgN’s Annual Tour of Rodale Institute 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA
During this year's tour, Rodale staff will transport participants via wagon around the farm stopping to describe their current research and projects. For more information, please contact agsci.psu.edu/wagn/events.
June 19, 5-7:30pm High Tunnel Twilight- Raspberries and Cut Flowers Pheasant Hill Farm, Emmaus, PA
Participants will hear about growing cut flowers and berries in tunnels and Kathy Demchak from Penn State will describe management for spotted wing drosophila a new invasive vinegar fly pest of berries. For more information, visit: extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit/events or contact Tianna Dupont at 610-746-1970.
Save the Date for the 2nd Annual FarmFest!
August 2- 3, 2013
Centre Hall, PA
Join thousands of regional farmers, backyard gardeners, and families celebrating organic agriculture and sustainable living at the 2nd Annual Pennsylvania FarmFest on August 2nd & 3rd at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA.
FarmFest seeks event sponsors, farmers, artisans, and food vendors for 2013. For more information, contact Kathryn Tokarz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-422-0251. To register and read more about these opportunities, visit the FarmFest website: farmfest.paorganic.org.
PCO-certified herd for sale
55 top pure bred holsteins and 5 jerseys averaging 70+ milk and 3.85 fat 3.19 protein 167000 scc. 12 springing mainly holsteins heifers and 4 heifer calves. Asking 2000 for the cows and springs, 350 avg for the calves. Contact Ryan Robichaud at 617 633 2773.
Wanted- Ride to Atlantic City, NJ May 25 for the March Against Monsanto
Aaron Miller (Lancaster County) is looking for a ride. If you can help him out, give him a call at: 717-806-0392
PCO Shelled Corn, First Cutting Mixed Hay and Straw
Call Joel Steigman at 717-362-9850. Call for pricing. Dauphin County.
Are you planning for your 2013 forage needs? Marz Farm is taking orders. This year ourfarm is offering small square bale hay: $3.50 per bale or $175 ton (15% moisture), largesquare bales (3' x 3' x 7') at $175 ton (15% moisture), dry round bales: 1000lbs @ $35 and650lbs @ $25, and wrapped bales: 1200lbs @ $55. All square bale hay is stored in doors. Forage tests will be available. We ship throughout the country and have multiple delivery quantities available or pickup at the farm. Free samples will be available. Located in NY Southern Tier between Binghamton and Ithaca , Tioga County . Contact Tony Marzolino :607-657-8534 farm, 315-378-5180 cell, or email@example.com
For Sale- PCO Certified Organic Hay
Small square bales, Potter County. Call for price. Contact James: 570-439-7196
For Sale- 8 Lilliston over the row gangs that mount on a 5X7 or 7X7 toolbar. Gangs are set up with discs, but can be easily converted to spiders if so desired. For pictures or more information please contact Steve Berlekamp at firstname.lastname@example.org call 419-680-5238.
Available in totes or bulk.
Dan Landis at Landisdale Farms. Delivery Available.
717-304-9386 or LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com
For Sale: 8x14' cooler trailer on wheels, 220volts,compressor motor-$1200 Ephrata, PA Call Dave: 717-201-7867
For Sale: 30x96 (12' high) Gothic high tunnel, double inflatable plastic, all season tunnel, sidewall hights 4' three purlins- $4000 similar greenhouse: www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com (list price for new $10,600) Ephrata, PA Call Dave: 717-201-7867
22' by 24' by 16' high walk in cooler, new condenser and evaporator. The cooler is dismantled and ready to load. Asking $22,000.00 Contact Dan Landis, Landisdale Farm 717-304-9386. LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com
Organic feeder pigs for sale
Certified by PCO 610-488-6471 or 610-488-7673
John Hartranft Berks County
PCO Certified Organic, 12 open or short-bred heifers For Sale
Call Joe Hertzler for more information: 607-582-7316 (8-8:30am best time to call) Seneca County, NY
For Hire - Agricultural trucking services by Jim Weiss Trucking. Flatbed, lowboy and van trailer services. Custom hauling or regular deliveries. Equipment or any ag commodities. Reasonable rates, great service, and always on time. 30+ years experience in the ag industry. Call anytime 607-725-1760.
Wanted: Tine weeder, all makes considered, 10' or larger. Washington County 724 350 5891 Randy Metz
Wanted: Organic Raw Milk
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.
If you would like to have an ad placed in the weekly E-Marketplace, please forward your information to: email@example.com. Please include your name, phone, email, and county as it applies. If you are offering organic products, please include your organic certifier.
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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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