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PASA Education Event - CRAFT The Start-Up Farm: Year 2

Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
Location
  KneeHigh Farm
  3500 Coventryville Rd
  Pottstown, PA 19465 
KneeHigh Farm
Date & Time
  Wednesday, July 12
  3pm-6pm                                                    
Cost
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
Event Description
KneeHigh Farm is in its second year of operation on leased land within the Lundale Farm preserve. Farmer Emma Cunniff will host this event discussing the challenges and rewards of starting and scaling up a small farm, including finding markets, resources, and joy, in what is often the hardest phase of a farmer’s career.

KneeHigh farm grows over 150 different varieties of Certified Naturally Grown vegetables for CSA, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. They prioritize high quality produce, ethical practices, healthy soil, and happy people.

This event will conclude with a potluck dinner.
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.
Will food be served?
Attendees are invited to join in a potluck following the tour at the conclusion of the event. 
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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