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PASA Education Event - CRAFT High Tunnel Tomatoes

Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
Location
  Two Gander Farm
  110 Buck Road
  Downingtown, PA 19335 
High Tunnel Tomatoes
Date & Time
  Wednesday, August 9
  3pm-5:30pm                                                    
Cost
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
Event Description
Two Gander Farm is a certified organic, ten acre vegetable farm in Downingtown, PA. One of Two Gander’s signature crops are its high tunnel tomatoes, which farmer Tre Flemming grafts himself. This workshop will focus on all aspects of high tunnel tomato production, from varietal choice to training systems, pest and disease control, harvest methods, and high tunnel sanitation. An overview of the rest of the operation will be included, as well, as time permits.
Speaker & Host Information
Farmer Mike Ahlert, along with his wife, Charis Lindrooth, are the owners of Red Earth Farm. Red Earth Farm’s CSA program was ten years old in 2016 and consists over 600 members.

Farm Manager Kim Butz joined the Red Earth team in 2016, in part to help the farm navigate the regulatory aspects of their Harmonized GAP-certification. Kim has a background in agriculture, as well as the natural gas industry, which served as a good training ground in learning to work with government agencies and regulatory compliance.

Brenda Sheaffer is the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Fruit/Vegetable Commodity Program Supervisor. She has worked with Red Earth regarding their Harmonized GAP certification, and has performed many inspections and consultations with farms around GAP, in general.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Call (814) 349-9856 x25 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
This event is free to all.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day. 
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (814) 349-9856 x25 or aaron@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
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