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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Working Together for Good Food for All

Mar 30, 2017 04:02PM

In a communitywide quest o unify the means of food production, there will be a meeting, Formative Steps to a Lehigh Valley Growers Co-Op, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 5, at the Nurture Nature Center, in Easton. The idea is to expand our wholesale markets and build for the future by joining together with fellow Lehigh Valley producers to develop a growers’ marketing cooperative. The event is sponsored by PennState Extension.

Peggy Fogarty, executive director of Keystone Development Center, is the keynote speaker. Her company has been working with emerging, start-up and established cooperatives and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for many years. She is also a founding member of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, which supports 75 farm families. Also in attendance will be Sky Ballentine, owner of Lackawaxen Farm Company, which provides fresh, sustainably grown produce and other farm products to wholesale customers and through a community supported agriculture (CSA) arrangement.

Location: 518 Northampton St. To register, call 610-253-4190 or visit NurtureNatureCenter.org.

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