Farmer survey: Untreated/raw manure use on produce farms

Farmer survey: Untreated/raw manure use on produce farms

Editor’s Note: Recently, PASA sent out a letter requesting farmers to take a survey on how they are using untreated or raw manure on their farm. Given the environmental importance to the local food community (and beyond), we are sharing this letter here. If you are a farmer, please take time to read the following and then participate in the survey. Thanks!

PASA and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) are looking for information to better understand how farmers are using untreated or raw manure on their farms. We’re asking for this now because the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently asking for information regarding on-farm use of manure, as well as existing scientific research on the subject.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/11, 2016 at 09:54 AM

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Altoona’s Night Market tonight will celebrate local food with three farmers markets in one

Altoona’s Night Market tonight will celebrate local food with three farmers markets in one

Tonight, Altoona will throw quite a celebration of local food.

From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Altoona Downtown Night Market will be held on 11th Avenue between 12th and 15th Street. The Night Market will feature three farmers markets, food and other vendors, and live entertainment including a “Kids Zone.”

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/06, 2016 at 08:00 AM

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Farmers Market Preview: Tuesday State College and Boalsburg Farmers Market

Farmers Market Preview: Tuesday State College and Boalsburg Farmers Market

While there are several farmers markets in this area that run year-round, the first day of outdoor farmers market season is always a reason for celebration. While the first few market sessions may be on the chilly side, it’s the promise of warmer days ahead and the great produce it brings that is a big reason for optimism. Two markets kick off their outdoor season today, the Tuesday Downtown State College one, and the Boalsburg version.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/03, 2016 at 09:27 AM

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Unique wine events on spring calendar at Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery

Unique wine events on spring calendar at Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery

This Sunday kicks off several spring events at Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery, including ones that involve running, cupcakes, and pizza. Intrigued? Read on…

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 04/29, 2016 at 08:43 AM

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