Pennsylvania Certified Organic's Emarketplace
 September 21, 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
CERTIFIED ORGANIC HAY
4x5 round bales 800 lbs,  1st cutting mixed grass  $40/bale delivery possible.  Westmoreland Co.
Call Joe Hribal 724-757-4424 or thribal@zoominternet.net

CORN SILAGE
PCO Certified. Available November. Contact Mike Kirby @ 724-388-3617. Indiana County, PA.

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, 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.

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.


Wanted

DRY STRAW or CORN FODDER
(small square bales preferred, but any accepted). Contact: Alvin King 717-464-5345 (Willow Street, PA)

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

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

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 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!
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Announcements
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Apply for Your Cost-Share Reimbursement Today!
Certified organic farmers in Pennsylvania have until November 15 to apply for cost-share reimbursement.  By filling out a one-page application form you can get a reimbursement for 75% of actual fees paid for certification and inspection - up to $750 per year for newly certified operations and annual renewals of your certification. 
 
Please apply for up to $750 for each category for which you are certified. For example, if you are a dairy producer, you should apply for $750 for crops plus $750 for livestock, since both categories appear on your Organic Certificate. Go for it, you earned it! If you have questions, please contact Jared Grissinger at (717) 705-9513.

If you have not already received your Cost Share Letter and Application, please contact Jared Grissinger at (717) 705-9513 or visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at www.agriculture.state.pa.us/

NODPA Ride Share Available!
There are several open seats in a PCO vehicle heading for NODPA's 11th Annual Field Days and Producer Meeting. For more information on a ride, contact Kathryn Tokarz, PCO's Administrative Assistant, at kathryn@paorganic.org or 814-422-0251. For more information on the Field Days, scroll down to the events section of this emarketplace.

Volunteers Needed for PCO's Exhibit Booth at the Mother Earth News Fair
Come enjoy a great festival and volunteer your time staffing PCO's exhibit booth. Volunteers are welcome anytime during the festival hours: Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. For more information on volunteering, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Kathryn at kathryn@paorganic.org or 814-422-0251. For more information on the Mother Earth News Festival, click here.

 
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Opportunities

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 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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VOLUNTEER
 
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 (#NP2) 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.

October 4, 11, 18, & 25
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Penn State Extension
Philadelphia, PA
$90 registration fee-includes workbook, snacks, reference materials and one-on-one discussion session with course facilitators
Join Penn State extension for a four session course that aims to help those thinking about small scale commercial farming, learn what it will take to start and manage a farm business, and decide whether that is something they really want to pursue. For more information, please contact Dennis Dozier at 215-471-2200 x 100 or email dqd1@psu.edu.
 
October 16
Building Healthy Soils with Pastured Livestock & Organic Livestock Processing in the North Country
Sugar Hill Farm
St. Lawrence County, NY
Renee and Roy of Sugar Hill Farm will cover bale grazing, targeted foliar feeding, bringing in nutrients from off-farm, and a variety of other methods that they have used to build their soils over the past 8 years as well as efforts that they are spearheading to bring organic livestock processing facilities to the North Country. Please register for this event by visiting the http://www.nofany.org or by calling Katie at (585)271-1979 ext 512.
 
October 17
PASA Field Day
Innovative Farmers: Finding Creative Solutions to Common Problems
Sunnyside Farm
Dover, York County
$15 PASA members, $25 all others; lunch is included.
Join PASA, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) and Sunnyside Farm for a day that will inspire you to get creative on the farm.To register visit, www.pasafarming.org or call 814-349-9856.
 

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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