Pennsylvania Certified Organic's Emarketplace
 August 31, 2011
For Sale

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

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.

PCO 4x4 ROUND BALES OF ALFALFA MIXED BALEAGE (low potassium). Harvest date approx. Delivery available.  Juniata Co. 717-994-4630 or 717-436-8790.

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

Delivery available; call or email for pricing.  John Scheafnocker: 724-738-0654,
Please note that the email address for John Scheafnocker was run incorrectly in the past issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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 at $120-160/ton. Delivery available from Liberty, PA.  Contact Dave Johnson at 570-324-2285.

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

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


Contact Sam Stoltzfus at 814-749-0137.

Looking to buy about 500 bushel organic wheat straight out of field.
Please call Henry at (908) 910-5678.

Contact Christ Beiler: 814-422-0306

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

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

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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Last Day for PCO's Photo Calendar Contest
Submit your photos today!

Here is your chance to showcase your organic farm, operation or products to the whole PCO membership, and beyond. We’re looking for photos of what organic means to you during all seasons of the year. The top 14 photos will be chosen by the staff for both covers and the feature photos for each month. Runners up will be highlighted in the calendar grid. Submit your high resolution photos to: by August 31st. If you have any questions call the office at 814-422-0251 and ask for Heather Donald.

USDA Alerts Organic Industry of Fraudulent NOP Certificate    
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is warning organic distributors and processors to be aware of the circulation of a fraudulent organic certificate produced by an uncertified operation.
The certificate falsely represents agricultural products as certified organic under National Organic Program (NOP) regulations and constitutes a violation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Further investigation did not produce evidence that any product was sold in the United States using the fraudulent certificate.
The NOP was alerted of the certificate by the accredited organic certifier whose name is falsely attributed as the issuer.
"It's important the organic industry is aware of these sorts of attempts to deceive the organic system," said Ruihong Guo, associate deputy administrator of the National Organic Program. "We're continuing to remain vigilant to these attempts so organic standards are protected."
The fraudulent certificate contains the following identifying information:
Operation name and location: Xi'an Bosheng Biological Technology Co., Ltd., Room 1104, 11F, Dongxing Building, Jiangong Road, Xi'an, China
Certificate number: 6199ONDDDDz2ec(US)
Products listed as certified:
Organic Hibiscus Extract Powder
Organic Jasmine Extract Powder
Organic Beet Root Extract Powder
USDA Accredited Certifying Agent and location: Ecocert SA, L'Isle Jourdain, France (Note: Ecocert SA brought the fraudulent certificate to the attention of the NOP and is not responsible for its production)
Certificate issue location and date: Northeim, Germany, Jan. 26, 2012 [sic]

Any use of the certificate or other fraudulent documents to market, label, or sell non-organic agricultural products as organic may result in a civil penalty of up to $11,000 per violation. Persons with information regarding the production or use of this or other fraudulent NOP certificates are asked to immediately contact Ruihong Guo, Associate Deputy Administrator, NOP, at (202) 720-3252 or at
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
Again, thanks for supporting organic farming in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic.
 PCO Education and Outreach staff


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.comor 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:

September 13
PASA Field Day
Late Season Care for Bees: A Hands-on Workshop for Intermediate Beekeepers
Two Gander Farm
Oley, Berks County
$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included
Workshop topics include increasing the winter survival rate of colonies, target crops for pollination, bee forage cover crops and hive location layout, and fall feeding strategies for bees. To register, visit or call 814-349-9856.

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, 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, 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.

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 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.

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