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
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“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.
National Farmers Market Week (August 7-13, 2016) finds us at the peak of many popular summer crops’ productivity. Sweet corn, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and, of course, tomatoes are abundant at the markets, along with more exotic options such as eggplants … Continued
Tomatillo recipes from our Agriculture Supported Communities program.