The Organic Farming Certificate Program and the Veteran Farmer Training Program recently visited 2 Gander Farm, located in Downingtown, Pa. 2 Gander Farm is operated by husband/wife team Trey and Deirdre Flemming. The 10-acre farm holds a bounty of vegetables, … Continued
Agriculture Supported Communities
Rodale Institute’s Agriculture Supported Communities program provides organic produce at affordable prices to low-income communities, while training new organic farmers. You can find this year’s farmers-in-training tending the production fields, harvesting and preparing food for members, and distributing food at … Continued
On May 16th, the Veteran Farmer Training Program and Agriculture Supported Communities Program visited Frecon Farms in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Frecon Farms, family-owned and operating since 1944, includes an orchard, bakery, cidery, and farm market. Steve Frecon, owner, provided an overview … Continued
“Ask any Boy Scout,” says Jay Vilar, his blue flannel shirt and trucker hat both covered in a thin film of farm work. “You have to leave a place better than you found it. Humans are meant to be stewards … Continued
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Hendro Trihatmojo, a 2017 ASC intern and MESA exchange candidate, came from Indonesia to learn sustainable agricultural practices here at the Rodale Institute. He will be living at the Institute until November.
Rodale Institute will be joining farmers across the country in celebrating this year’s CSA Day! According to the CSA Farming Report, the last Friday in February is the most popular day to sign up for a CSA farm share. Join us … Continued
A Market Manager’s Comparison of Different Models of Farmers’ Markets in Food Insecure, Urban Neighborhoods. By Jesse Barrett, Organic Allentown Project Manager
Is there a market for local, organic foods in low-income, food insecure, urban neighborhoods? By Jesse Barrett, Organic Allentown Project Manager
Job Description: As an Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) internship, learn how to manage a pay-as-you go CSA style organic vegetable operation on 5 acres with the goal of reaching a broader population including low-income families with limited access to fresh organic food.