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Ways To Give Program

Ways to Give is an opportunity for members and supporters to get creative and help raise funds for PASA.

Ways to Give is an opportunity for you to help PASA in your own unique and creative way.  PASA is always seeking inspiration, and there is no better place to look than to you, our supporters.  There are many ways to help PASA with events that also promote your business.  From a percentage contribution of sales during a promotional period, to events that integrate fun activities and sustainable farming, many businesses have helped PASA through Ways to Give.  These events also promote participating organizations, and offer great experiences to their supporters.  Many companies have raised awareness of both their culture of giving and sustainable agriculture issues. Below you will see a wide variety of events, both upcoming and from the past. To set up your event or for more information, contact Lauren Smith via email or call 814-349-9856, ext 22.




MARCH – Perrydell Farm and Dairy 5K



APRIL – Four Seasons Produce 11th Annual Earth Week Celebration

7 partners Offered a percentage of organic produce sales to PASA


MAY 8 & 9 – Centre Gives Day of Giving

45 folks Contributed online to PASA and helped raise matching funds



JUNE - Dutch Fondo "The Big Ride"

A cyclcing event through farmland - PASA volunteers showcased at a reststop


JULY, date TBD - Cherry Valley Festival at Josie Porter Farm

A wonderful local food and farm celebration. More details soon.


SEPTEMBER 1 – 6th Annual Dairy Dash 5K

Our Labor Day tradition! A fun 5K and Memory Walk for the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund


SEPTEMBER/Entire Month – East End Food Coop ‘Register Round-Up’

Customers ‘round up’ their shopping bill at the register for PASA


SEPTEMBER 22 – Harvest Market Natural Foods Health & Food Fair

Annual event with a percentage of sales donated to PASA


OCTOBER, date TBD – North Mountain Pastures ‘Porktoberfest’

A nose to tail workshop accompanied by Highland Games – supporting the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund


YEAR-ROUND – Amazon Smile

Shop Amazon Smile and direct your gift to PASA


YEAR-ROUND – CARS Donation Program

Donate an old vehicle that has outlived its usefulness to you, and benefit PASA! Visit





FEBRUARY 2018 - Wild for Salmon supported PASA with a percentage of all their wild caught seafood sales at the 2018 Farming for the Future Conference, and raised over $650 for the organization! That is mighty terrific!

FEBRUARY 2018 - Pittsburgh Ice Cream Company scooped their amazing gournet ice cream at the 2018 Farming for the Future Conference and asked for donations to benefit the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund & Brownback Scholarship Fund. They raised $378 from that delicious event and we are grateful!

APRIL 2017 - Four Seasons hosts Earth Week annually, partnering with other organic wholesalers including Lady Moon Farms and Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms.  The program benefits PASA with every case of produce sold, and has raised $250,000 in 10 years!  This is the single biggest external event to benefit PASA, and we are grateful to be partners with Four Seasons and all Earth Week participants.  Earth Week also helps to promote awareness of Four Seasons' important work in supporting sustainable agriculture, and their innovative environmental programs.


OCTOBER 2017 - Ways To Give ProgramNorth Mountain Pastures Farm hosted a pig roast & butchering and participants sampled other items such as pate and blood sausage taught in the class. Everyone enjoyed dinner with bluegrass and dancing in the barn. The event also includes the Highland Games played annually. The event raised $350 to benefit the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund and PASA. Hosted by Brooks Miller and Anna Santini.




SEPTEMBER/entire month - East End Food Co-op in Pittsburgh offers all of the products of a full-service grocery store, but with a natural and local touch.  During all of September, shoppers benefitted PASA at checkout with the chance to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, with those proceeds going directly to PASA. They raised over $1,350 and we are grateful. East End Food Coop specializes in fresh, organic and local produce, affordable bulk foods — from granolas and nuts to local honey and whole grains — and local dairy and meats.


2012 - 2016 - Kitchen Table Consultants had contributed each time they took on a new farm client, and this program raised over $1,800 for PASA. We deeply appreciate their ongoing, longtime support. Kitchen Table Consultants works to help farmers and food artisans build lasting, profitable, locally-focused businesses. As Ted Lebow and Jennifer Brodsky explain their mission, “We enjoy working with farm and food entrepreneurs because they are passionate, strong, independent, hardworking, innovative and dedicated -- their businesses make a positive impact on the land and our community, and we believe in what they do.”


SEPTEMBER 2017 - PASA fans celebrated all things nourishing, sustainable and delicious during the Annual Food Fair at Harvest Market Natural Foods in Hockessin, Delaware. A percentage of total daily sales went directly to PASA, and Harvest Market raised over $1,350. Harvest Market emphasizes a broad selection of organically grown foods, sustainably grown without petroleum-based pesticides and fertilizers, with an emphasis on locally sourced food.



Josie Porter Farm hosted its inaugural Farm-to-Table Tasting event featuring local foods and chefs on the farm located in beautiful Cherry Valley. A variety of small plates to appeal to conscious eaters were served, along with live music, an art sale, and guided nature walks. Executive Chef Daniel Mattrocce of Lanes End Farm kitchen prepared intriguing tapas featuring an assortment of fresh-from-the-farm foods sourced from the Josie Porter Farm and their family of growers and producers. In all, this event raised more than $600 for PASA's SOIL Institute!


MARCH 2017 - Perrydell Farm Dairy, in conjunction with Brown’s Orchards, Leg Up Farms and the York Road Runners Club put on a three-race series to benefit the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund and the Leg Up Farm Foundation.  125 enthusiastic runners braved a crisp, chilly morning to run through forest, fields, and of course lots of MUD! Everyone had a great time, and between the three races, The Mud Run raised $1,000 for the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund.


This year Kimberton Whole Foods jumped aboard Four Season’s Earth Week fundraiser, launching it into the retail world by incorporating the event into their chain of natural food stores. They made a matching donation for every case of Four Seasons, Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms and Lady Moon Farms produce purchased at their stores during Earth Week. Creative communication to their customers included blog posts on PASA, Lady Moon Farms & Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, featuring the program in their company newsletter, and incorporating signage in their produce department. Kimberton Whole Foods Earth Week promotion raised over $450 for PASA. Visit


MAY 2017 - Centre Foundation sponsored Centre Gives, an online giving event in early May.  Through generous donations, PASA received more than $2,000 to benefit our work in Centre County! Thanks to all who participated!




FEBRUARY 2017 -Eclectik Domestic
presented the Second Annual Peace Tree Farm dinner, a Ways to Give benefit for PASA.  The dinners were held February 19 & 20 at Peace Tree Farm, Kintnersville, Bucks County and raised over $400 for PASA.


Columbia County Bread and Granola

Doug Michael, Columbia County Bread and Granola in Bloomsburg, Columbia County participated in the PASA Good Gifts Guide and donated 20% of sales to PASA on Cyber Monday, November 30 resulting in over $82 for PASA.  Columbia County Bread & granola makes their breads without flour, they sprout the whole grain, and ferment their breads with a natural leaven.  Their flax granola is certified grain free and comes in a variety of options.  Check out Columbia County Bread & Granola!  Many thanks to Doug and his gang for this tasty Way to Give!


Wild for Salmon SamplerWild for Salmon, Bloomsburg, Columbia County participated in the PASA Good Gifts Guide and gave back to PASA for the 3rd year in a row!  On Saturday, November 14, Wild for Salmon's Thanksgiving Tasting was a fun day where customers sampled their popular items and got some new recipes.  5% of all in-store sales were donated to PASA resulting in a donation of over $385.  This Ways to Give program with Wild for Salmon has raised over $750 in the three years they've participated in our Good Gifts Guide.  We thank Steve and Jenn Kurian for continuing to support PASA in this way!  Check them out on the web at!

Art on the Farm Many thanks to Jennifer Halpin of Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County for once again hosting Art on the Farm with event partner Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC). On Saturday, September 12, this ticketed event celebrated  local art and cuisine as guests enjoyed seasonal hors d'oeuvres and local craft beers & wines while watching live artists en plein air despite a bit of a rainy day. Art on the Farm included a local foods dinner of wood-fired oven baked pizza, salad and dessert followed by the featured Live and Silent Art Auctions – offering paintings, pottery, photography and sculpture donated by local artists. This year's event raised $5,280. Having been held four times, Art on the Farm has raised over $16,400 for PASA! Much thanks to Dickinson College Farm and CALC for this incredible Way to Give!


Brooks Miller and Anna Santini of North Mountain Pastures in Newport, Perry County hosted Highland Games on Saturday, October 3.  The Highland Games was a Ways to Give fundraising event held to benefit PASA's Shon Seeley Legacy Fund and raised $355.  The games began at 4pm, and consisted of three events:  caber toss, stone put, and sheaf toss.  This was a fun co-ed competition, and despite the rainy day everyone had a great time.  We truly appreciate this continued support from Brooks and Anna in honoring the legacy of Shon Seeley.


Harrison's Wine Grill and Catering

Dine Fresh Dine Local at Harrison's Wine Grill in State College. In celebration of Local Foods Week in Centre County, from August 2 - 8,  Harrison's donated 20% of each check to PASA for diners who mentioned PASA or Buy Fresh Buy Local. This promotion has raised over $1,550 to date.  We're grateful to this Buy Fresh Buy Local partner and longtime supporter!



Through a collaboration of Chef Matt Yoder, Audrey Rodgers of Hameau Farm in the Big Valley, and 7Group PASA received $480.  This Ways to Give project was a fundraising dinner held on Hameau Farm in the Big Valley, Belleville, Mifflin County on June 4th.  The eggs, milk, meat and other ingredients for this dinner were from local sources and a group of dedicated eaters were rewarded with a delicious dinner.  Many thanks go to PASA Members and Supporters Chef Matt, Audrey Rodgers and 7Group for keeping this fundraising tradition alive.


Jack Nachamkin and Margaret Goodman of J&J Farm in Glen Mills, PA have been making jams, jellies and pickles at their farm for years.  The sealed and preserved goods have become very popular at the market in Media.  Jack and Margaret have very generously donated all the proceeds from the sale of their goods to charities.  Most recently they donated over $500 to PASA through our Ways To Give program.  We’re honored to receive the benefits of Jack and Margaret’s work to help on our mission to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment!  If you're in the Media area on market day be sure to look them up!

Good Food Markets, a neighborhood grocery store dedicated to organics, in the Woodridge neighborhood of Washington DC, collected donations from customers during Four Season's Earth Week.  This Ways to Give project was a terrific way to help their customers learn about PASA and our programs.  Store Manager Philip Sambol is a big fan of PASA and we appreciated his creative support.

Josie Porter Farm hosted its inaugural Farm-to-Table Tasting event featuring local foods and chefs on the farm located in beautiful Cherry Valley on June 12th, 2016. A variety of small plates appealing to conscious eaters were served, featuring an assortment of fresh-from-the-farm foods sourced from the Josie Porter Farm and their family of growers and producers.  The event also featured an art sale, live music, and guided nature walks.  In all, the Farm-to-Table event raised more than $600 for PASA!


Harvest Market Natural Foods of Hockessin, DE celebrated 20 years as a community grocer during a very special 20th Anniversary Food Fair highlighting the hardworking people and stories behind the most nourishing, sustainable and delicious food and health products available in the Brandywine Valley.  On Saturday, July 18th they sampled a variety of their outstanding vendor's wares and served up some finger-lickin' treats on the grill.  To show their dedication to local farming, Harvest Market Natural Foods donated 5% of total daily sales to PASA, raising over $1,000 for the organization. We are proud to be the recipients of this incredible support! Harvest Market Natural Foods is an independently owned health food store, and they are one of PASA's Permanent Business Partners!


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Cure Restaurant in Pittsburgh participated in Negroni Week June 1-7, where bars and restaurants celebrate one of the world's great cocktails and raise money for charitable causes around the world.  Negroni Week has grown to more than 1,300 participating establishments around the world.  PASA has been the benefactor of Negroni Week at Cure Restaurant where they have raised $235 in the past two years.  Cure is a neighborhood restaurant with a small menu focused on local urban Mediterranean food that reflects the seasons in Western Pennsylvania. We are honored that Justin and Hilary Severino have chosen to support PASA!


This year's annual Earth Week Celebration organized by Four Seasons Produce Inc. was held on April 19 - 25. This was the eighth year that Four Seasons has donated a portion of their organic produce sales during Earth Week in the most successful fundraiser for PASA by an outside company. It has raised over $168,000 since 2008! Four Seasons Produce was joined by loyal members Lady Moon Farms and Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms. We are incredibly proud of these companies for their dedication to supporting regional farmers and giving back to the community!


Have an idea for a Ways to Give program? Want to host a house party, farm tour, movie or event? Contact Lauren Smith at 814-349-9856, ext 22.

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Have a Ways to Give idea?

Do you have an idea for a Ways to Give program?  Maybe you'd like to host a special event, tour or movie showing?  Contact Lauren Smith at 814-349-9856, ext 22.

Member Feedback - Why Participate in the Ways To Give Program

“We all need healthful, thoughtfully produced food, and PASA is at the forefront of this ideal.”

Michael Klein, a veteran food writer and editor, is the producer of and writes a restaurant column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1993, he has edited the Philadelphia edition of Zagat Survey, the restaurant guide. This March, Michael Klein took on the amazing challenge to judge, making his way through everything from falafel sandwiches to cherry chocolate pudding cake. He chose to gift his judging award to PASA. Learn more about Michael’s recent gift to PASA in the Ways to Give section.

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