Pennsylvania Certified Organic's  Emarketplace
October 26, 2011     
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Like New.  $5000
Terry (540)270-8355
R'cd 10/14

Priced to market. Delivery possible. Contact Solomon at Berkshire Creamery (484) 266-9424 (cell) or email Berks County
R'cd 10/26/11

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

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!

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Call to Action: Help Protect Organic in the 2012 Farm Bill

In the last Farm Bill, the organic sector saw great progress in support for critical programs that have resulted in staffing, capacity and oversight at the National Organic Program (NOP), critical data collection on organic agriculture, increased research at land-grant universities on organic farming, and support to reduce the cost of certification for small producers and handlers. These essential programs that grow consumer confidence, convert acres, and result in organic sales are now at risk. We hear over and over again in Washington that “everything is on the table.” What does that mean? It means organic is on the table! While the funding for organic programs—130 million dollars over the last five years— is miniscule in relation to the overall budget, everything is under scrutiny and consideration. This includes NOP, data collection, certification cost-share, and research. Everything that receives federal funding and provides the basis for our industry to continue to grow and add jobs in a faltering economy may be impacted.

The Organic Trade Assocication (OTA) is all-hands-on-deck, and staff has been dedicated to the fight for these critical programs. Now, however, they need your help.  How can you make a difference? You are key to these decisions makers. You are a Congressional constituent. You need to reach out to your elected federal officials and make sure they remember organic while making these tough decisions. Invest five minutes of your day to help protect the years of investment you have made in your business by taking these two simple steps:
Call your Congressman and Senator

E-mail your Congressman and Senator

Tell them:“Remember organic. We are growing at 9% and creating jobs at four times the national average. We need your continued support.”

Education Briefs
Extending the Grazing Season with Stockpiled Forages

sugarhill1 2Are you thinking about grazing stockpiled forages this winter?  Stockpiling has been shown to work well in heavy snow areas given appropriate pasture species selection and management and efficient allocation of dormant pasture during the winter.  Some grass species will maintain a relatively high nutrient content and palatability for several months after dormancy begins.  This usually works better in climates where the dormant grass can be preserved longer under adequate snow cover, and/or because of reduced microbial decomposition caused by low temperatures and limited moisture. 
Stockpiled forages can either be limit-fed (allowing only so many hours of grazing per day), or by strip-grazing with a movable electric wire or tape.  Other options for feeding stockpiled forages are to swath them with a hay mower, and then rake them into windrows.  Cattle can graze directly off the windrow during the winter by using an electric wire or tape to ration hay on a daily basis.  This is similar to strip-grazing in that the wire is moved each day to expose a predetermined amount of forage for grazing.  This method, while still relying on a tractor to cut and windrow the hay, reduces the amount of fuel, materials, and hay equipment needed for bale and feed hay by eliminating the baling process altogether.  Fore more information on winter grazing email Lee at


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

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:


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 5, 2011 from noon-5pm
The World's Greatest Farmer Showdown
The Longview Center for Agriculture
Collegeville, PA

FARM TEAMS COMPETE IN :Chicken Catching ! Wheel Barrow Obstacle Race ! Pumpkin Shot Put ! Hay Bale Races ! Reverse Trailer Race ! Tug of War Best Farmer Costume ! Farmer Tan Competition ! Harvesting Competition ! Eating Contests ! and MORE !
FOR KIDS: Fall Kids Crafts throughout the day ! Kids Showdown! Prizes awarded!
FOR EVERYONE: Three Legged races ! Potato Sack Races ! Amateur Farming Competitions ! Farmer-Led Harvesting Competition ! Farmer Tan Competition ! Apple Cider Pressing
***For more information about the event, to register your farm team and for directions to The Longview Center for Agriculture, please visit:

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! Be sure to check out the PCO booth and talk to PCO Certification Staff, Heather Donald and Heather Hunt. 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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