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Crops

ROUND ORGANIC STRAW BALES, HIGH MOISTURE CORN, DRY FEED HAY, AND BALEAGE
PCO Certified Organic Contact John Painter: 814-367-5238. Tioga County, PA.
R'cd 11/8/11

ORGANIC HAY ROUND BALES
certified organic hay, round bales, $40 bale /$135/ton, great quality, tested, assist with loading. SW PA. www.pleasantvalleyorganicfarm.com, 740 424 0446, srce5@aol.com.
R'cd 12/11

DRY HAY, BALEAGE AND BEDDING HAY
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

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

Equipment

COOLER, SPRAYER
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 2011,Crop Care, 3 point sprayer, high pressure pump, 60' hydraulic booms, 300 gal. tank, used less than 300 acres, and only on organic farm.
Asking $12,500.00.  Contact Dan Landis, Landisdale Farm 717-304-9386
R'CD 11/23/11

20 TON GRAIN TANK WITH AUGER
Like New.  $3000
Terry (540)270-8355
R'cd 12/14

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.
R'cd 7/11

Wanted

FARMLAND
Farmers seeking 5-20 acres to rent for vegetable CSA. Organic methods, but not certified. Open to mix of tillable, pasture and wooded property. Possibly interested in renting housing, but not necessary. Need access to water- pond, stream, or well. Ideally, within 30 miles of Selinsgrove, PA. Contact Jen Partica at 331-643-1714 or seriousfarms@gmail.com.

CORN + SOYBEANS
NON GMO corn and soybeans, they do not need to be certified. stevemusser@evenlink.com or call 717-228-0477.

OATS
Contact Cornell Upson 607-264-3108
Ostego County NY

HOLSTEIN COWS
Jan./Feb. 2012, contact Paul Zook, 717-656-2469 Ex. 3 Lancaster County.
R'cd 12/12/11

ORGANIC MILK
Organic Dairy Processing plant is looking for certified organic and transitioning producers in Bedford and Somerset counties and surrounding areas of South-Central Pennsylvania and Western Maryland interested in a local and dedicated market for their milk. Contact Pete or Ed at Dutchland Marketing Group. (717) 435-7383 or dutchlandmarketing@gmail.com
R'CD 11/22/11

CLEAN CORN FODDER
Contact Neil Good at 717-445-7843
Lancaster County preferred
R'cd 10/13

REGIONAL ORGANIC HARD WINTER WHEAT
We are working with a local bakery and would like to try out some more locally grown baking wheat. Contact: t.lyle@frankferd.com or call 724-352-9500
R'cd 9/12/11

ORGANIC FARM AND PASTURE LAND TO RENT
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

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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Spring Mills, PA 16875
 814-422-0251 - Fax 814-422-0255
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PCO's Emarketplace
December 28, 2011
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Announcements

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for PCO's 2012 Annual Meeting!
Make your tax-deductible contribution today


PCO is honored to announce that Penn State Dean of Agriculture Bruce McPheron will address our 2012 Annual Meeting on February 2, at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to sponsor this important and popular event. It is because of your generous assistance that we can bring our members together to honor the remarkable work they do to produce organic food for our communities. We depend on your support to keep this event free and open to all. 

A new feature of this year’s gathering will be a welcome reception prior to the Annual Meeting for members to network with other organic farmers and friends. This is in response to member’s request for more time together when we meet.

Each year at the Annual Meeting, PCO rewards outstanding volunteers and award-winning farmers with a bountiful selection of items from the organic community.

Please support PCO by choosing one of the sponsorship opportunities on the registration page of our website . To be part of this great event, contact Kathyrn Tokarz by January 6, 2011. Contributions that are shipped must be received by January 28, 2012. Items can also be brought to the Penn Stater Conference Center if you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting, however please let us know ahead of time.

For more information or to sponsor, please contact:

Kathryn Tokarz
Administrative Staff Assistant
kathryn@paorganic.org
814-422-0251, EXT 205

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Education Briefs
PCO to attend Keystone Farm Show with Organic Exhibit
 
boothPCO invites members to stop by their exhibit booth at the Keystone Farm Show next week, January 3-5 at York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania.  Located in Building 3, booth space W-341, PCO’s Education Director Lee Rinehart will be on hand to discuss organic certification with interested farmers from across the mid-Atlantic.  The Keystone Farm Show is an exclusive event, advertised only to full-time farmers and the event’s organizers anticipate over 10,00 visitors this year.  PCO will be one of over 350 exhibitors at the show and welcomes members to stop by and chat with prospective organic farmers.
 
Information as well as an exhibitor list and grounds maps are available at http://www.keystonefarmshow.com/

Opportunities
Journeyman Farm Helpers
2 full time experienced helpers sought by highly successful, diversified certified organic fruit and vegetable farm.  With over 30 years of growing organic produce, Kretschmann Farm has been very successful supplying Pittsburgh area consumers with their produce needs, now via a 1000+ member CSA.  We'd like to continue to build a stable professional crew with the help of highly motivated and hard working individuals committed to farming and sustainability.  Tasks and responsibilities range from the mundane--like driving produce for delivery, simple machine maintenance, and hoeing weeds in the carrots, to the complexities of pruning fruit trees and timing irrigation water, to sublime tasks like arranging crop rotations on fields of varying shapes, slopes, soils, exposure, and fertility. Pittsburgh area.  2-3 yr. experience desired.  Salary/benefits commensurate w/ experience/committment.  See www.kretschmannfarm.com for introduction and application.  References a must.
R'cd 12/21/11

Investors, Equity Partnerships and/or Strategic Business Relationships
Established Eastern Pennsylvania Natural and Organic Foods Processor seeking investors, equity partnerships, and/or strategic business relationships in order to take advantage of rapidly expanding sales opportunities and growth potential. All situations and proposals considered. Contact Ben by email farmstead76@yahoo.com for a business information sheet.
R'cd 11/1/11

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


Events
January 2
Pennsylvania Certified Organic Office Closings

PCO will be closed January 2nd.

January 4, February 29, March 14
Winter Wednesday Lunch Series: Vegetable Production Webinars

Time: noon—1 pm
Cost: $15 for the series of four
(payable by check or credit card)
Register online or by phone:
http://extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit Click on “Vegetable Production Webinars”
No computer? No problem! Call toll-free 1-877-489-1398
The Penn State Extension Vegetable and Small Fruit Program presents a series of webinars to keep you informed on critical production issues. The series provides convenient access to timely updates in vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
Topics and Speakers
January 4: New Resources for Beginning Organic Vegetable Growers: What You Need to Know and Where to Find It. Tianna DuPont, Penn State Extension.
February 29: Vegetable Disease Management: What You Need to Know for 2012. Beth Gugino, Penn State Department of Plant Pathology. (2 recertification category 03 and 18 credits)
March 14: New Insect Pests. Shelby Fleischer and Greg Krawczyk, Penn State Department of Entomology, and Kathy Demchack, Penn State Department of Horticulture. (2 recertification category 03 and 18 credits)
Join our blog!
http://extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit

January 3-5
Keystone Farm Show
York Fairgrounds
York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to address the needs of agrimarketers in the Mid-Atlantic area, the show has nearly tripled in size! The Keystone Farm Show has been extended to 3 days to accommodate the increase in attendance. http://www.keystonefarmshow.com/
Be sure to stop by the PCO Booth (#341). Lee Rinehart, PCO's Education and Outreach Director, will be on hand to answer questions! Would you like to volunteer to staff PCO's Booth? For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Kathryn@paorganic.org.

January 9-13, 2012
Annual NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care:
TEACHING LAND CARE PROFESSIONALS TO “GO ORGANIC”
Worcester, MA
The five-day intensive course provides professionals and master gardeners with the education needed to create thriving landscapes. “Our course teaches a way of landscaping that is much healthier for people, by not using toxic chemicals that get in our skin, our lungs and our water. The same methods also promote and respect biodiversity, creating a better environment for everyone,” says Bill Duesing, CT NOFA Executive Director.
 
This year, NOFA will be offering a group discount of 15% off total registration to any company, agency or organization sending three or more members or employees to the Accreditation Course. For information, contact the Program Coordinator, Caro Roszell at (508) 360-0874 or  caro@nofamass.org or visit www.nofamass.org/programs/landcare/ to register online.
 
January 18
PCO's Pasture Rule and 2012 Standards Meeting
Lititz Mennonite Reception  Center
Lititz, PA

10-12 Pasture Rule Meeting, 12-1 Lunch, and 1-3:30 Standards Meeting
Cost: Both meetings are free for PCO members; lunch is included. Standards Meeting is free for non-members. A $40 fee will be charged for non-members to attend the Pasture Rule Meeting.
To Register: Contact the PCO office by phone, email, or fax by Friday, January 6th* OR register online at: http://www.paorganic.org/standardsmeeting2012
kathryn@paorganic.org, (p) 814-422-0251, (f) 814-422-0255
*Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins will be welcomed.

January 20
NOFA NY 30th Annual Organic Farming and Gardening Conference: Cooperative Economy

To register for the 2012 NOFA-NY Winter Conference, please contact Katie Nagle-Caraluzzo, Member-ship and Registration Coordinator: (585) 271-1979, ext. 512 or register@nofany.org.

January 27
NOFA-NJ's 22nd Annual Winter Conference: Cultivating Change- Growing the Organic Movement

Register now for the premier sustainable food and agriculture event in New Jersey!  The 2012 NOFA-NJ Winter Conference promises more sessions, more activities, and more fun than ever before.  To get started, use the left menu to see what's new this year!
Don't miss:
Register before 1/6/11 and receive a $20 discount!
Become a NOFA-NJ Member and receive a $15 discount again!
Register for Saturday AND Sunday and receive complimentary admission to the Saturday Farmer Mixer (single-day registrants can purchase a ticket for $10).
If you register for Saturday or Sunday, receive a discount on two fantastic Pre-Conference Workshops on Friday, January 27. For more information, or to register, visit: http://www.nofanj.org/winterconference.htm

February 2, 2012
PCO's Annual Meeting
PCO Celebrates 15 Years of Cultivating Organic Fields, Farms and Families

Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

 
Winter is a great time for farmers to get together and create excitement for the upcoming growing season… call it a coping mechanism for getting through a cold and snowy winter.  Honoring organic farms and organizations for the remarkable work they do all year long, as well as an address by Penn State’s Dean of Agriculture and a networking reception will be part of Pennsylvania Certified Organic’s Annual Meeting on February 2, 2012, in State College, PA.
 
This year’s Annual Meeting celebrates PCO at “15 Years Strong: Cultivating Organic Fields, Farms, and Families,” and includes an Organic Reception, from 2-5pm, that will serve as a gathering place for members and anyone interested in organic agriculture. A special highlight to this year’s Annual Meeting is a Keynote Presentation by Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information for PCO Annual Meeting
Date/Time: Thursday, February 2, 2012, Reception 2 pm; Meeting 5 pm
Location: Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
Reception/Meeting Cost: Free and open to all, both members and non-members.
Exhibitor/Sponsorship Costs: Various levels available, contact Kathryn Tokarz at Kathryn@paorganic.org or (p) 814-422-0251 or visit: www.paorganic.org/AnnualMeeting2012.
To register or for more information: Visit: www.paorganic.org/AnnualMeeting2012 or contact the PCO office by phone, email, or fax:
kathryn@paorganic.org, (p) 814-422-0251, (f) 814-422-0255. Preregistration by January 20th preferred; walk-ins welcome.
 
Dinner is available following the Annual Meeting. Contact PASA at www.pasafarming.org or 814-349-9856 to register for the “Thursday Evening Winter Picnic Buffet”.
 
For directions, information about the Penn Stater, or room reservations contact the Penn Stater at: 814-863-5000


For more events, check out the PCO website Event Calendar page.

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106 School St., Suite 201
Spring Mills, PA 16875
Tel: (814) 422-0251
Fax: (814) 422-0255
Email: newsletter@paorganic.org




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