Pennsylvania Certified Organic's Emarketplace
 September 7, 2011
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For Sale

HUMIFIED COMPOST
$130/ton available in totes or bulk.
Dan Landis at Landisdale Farms. Delivery Available.
717-304-9386 or LandisdaleFarm@gmail.com


Crops
HAY
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


ORGANIC OATS
ICO Certified, 2011 crop.

Ernest Blosser
Tampico, IL
815-438-2174
815-590-2174 - cell


ALFALFA HAY
OEFFA Certified. Large round bales.
Ernest Blosser
Tampico, IL
815-438-2174
815-590-2174 - cell


ORGANIC HAY ROUND BALES
OUT OF THE FIELD, certified organic hay, round bales, $35 ea/$117/ton, READY NOW, great quality, tested, assist with loading.
SW PA. www.pleasantvalleyorganicfarm.com, 740 424 0446, srce5@aol.com.

HAY
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 srce5@aol.com or Lynn at 740 424 0446. Will help with loading or delivery.


CERTIFIED ORGANIC SMALL SQUARE BALE HAY
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 http://www.marzfarm.com/pictures.html).  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 tmarzolino@yahoo.com

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

STRAW AND DRY HAY
PCO Certified Organic.  4x4 net wrapped round bales.  Priced at $120-160/ton. Delivery available from Liberty, PA.  Contact Dave Johnson at 570-324-2285.

DRY FEED HAY AND BALEAGE
PCO Certified Organic Contact John Painter: 814-367-5238. Tioga County, PA.


Equipment
 
TWO LARGE EGG MOBILES
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. 
Yes, run in OM and emarketplace.

Services
CUSTOM HEIFER RAISING
85 acres of PCO Certified Pasture for organic calf raising.
Can provide transportation if needed. 
Contact Mike Kirby @ 724-388-3617
Indiana County, PA.


Wanted

CORN SILAGE
Contact Sam Stoltzfus at 814-749-0137.

ORGANIC CORN FOR DAIRY CATTLE
Contact Christ Beiler: 814-422-0306

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

ORGANIC HOLSTEIN HERD
Contact Sam Stoltzfus at 724-479-3384. 661 Hoffman Rd., Indiana, PA. Indiana Co.

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.


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Pennsylvania Certified Organic
106 School Street, Suite 201
Spring Mills, PA 16875
 814-422-0251 - Fax 814-422-0255
pco@paorganic.org
 
Assuring the integrity of organic products!
Announcements    For Sale    Wanted    Opportunities    Events    
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Announcements
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Organic listening session will be held Sept. 20
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is convening a public listening session Sept.20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive input concerning its activities and priorities related to supporting organic agriculture production, handling and markets. This event will be hosted by USDA’s Organic Working Group and the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). The listening session will offer the opportunity to comment on 1) NOP activities and priorities other than those specific to the business and work plans of the National Organic Standards Board, and 2) activities and priorities of USDA agencies and programs beyond NOP. The session will take place at the Jefferson Auditorium, USDA South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, in Washington, D.C. OTA staff and Board members will be in attendance. Register to provide in-person comments.

Take PCO's Education Survey Today!

Pennsylvania Certified Organic is seeking information on the types and kinds of educational programs we should offer during the next year.  You may remember a member survey was mailed to you with your summer issue of Organic Matters.  This survey will assist us in designing programs that are relevant and reflect the true needs of the organic community.  Your input is important in helping us choose the topics for future programs, so if you haven’t sent the survey in yet, please consider doing so and letting us know what’s important to you… and thanks for your taking part in the survey!
 
If you would like, you can also take the survey online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCOEVENTS
 
Again, thanks for supporting organic farming in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic.
 
Sincerely,
 PCO Education and Outreach staff
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Opportunities

Dairy Farm Manager
Happy Hollow Dairy is seeking a qualified individual/couple to help us run our 170 cow, 400 acre enterprise.  We grow a wide variety of forages and grains, Future Buy-In opportunity for the correct fit. Reply to dhuns001@gmail.com or call 717-436-9798 asking for David or Tina.


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: kathryn@paorganic.org.
 
Events


September 16
The Rodale Institute Organic Pioneer Awards
Rodale Institute
Kutztown, Berks County
Individual tickets $175, tables of ten $1,500
Rodale Institute is hosting an exclusive celebration to honor individuals who led the way in establishing the organic movement and commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the Farming Systems Trial, America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of conventional and organic agriculture. To register, visit, rodaleinstitute.org or call 610-683-6009.

September 17
Organic Apple Festival
Rodale Institute
Kutztown, Berks County
C’mon down to the farm with the whole family to pick apples, visit Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen organic hot dog stand, enjoy tons of delicious treats, listen to good music and have a fun day on Rodale’s organic farm! Experts will be on hand to answer questions about growing fruit trees organically. To register, visit, rodaleinstitute.org or call 610-683-6009.

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 and talk with our staff!

September 25
PASA's 4th Annual BIKE FRESH, BIKE LOCAL
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 leanne@paorganic.org.

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)

RIDERS - REGISTER NOW!


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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 and speak with Penny Sandoval, PCO Certification Specialist!
-Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Featured in Food, Inc. and
The Omnivore's Dilemma

For more information: http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/SevenSprings.aspx#ixzz1VyYEFSNJ

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 NODPA.com for regular updates and registration information or email/call Nora Owens, Field Days Coordinator, noraowens@comcast.net 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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Tel: (814) 422-0251
Fax: (814) 422-0255
Email: newsletter@paorganic.org




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Pennsylvania Certified Organic
106 School Street, Suite 201
Suite 201
Spring Mills, PA 16875
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