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PASA Member Snipes Farm & Education Center Announces Special Discount

Snipes Farm is offering a discount on their 2012 CSA shares to those customers that become PASA members.

Dear PASA members & friends,

In this time of being thankful, we wanted to share an innovative idea to help PASA grow our membership that was recently shared with us by fellow member, Brad Berry of Snipes Farm and Education Center CSA in Morrisville PA (Bucks County).

Brad’s note is copied below, in his own words – PASA hopes some other members may consider offering a discount of your own if your customers become members of PASA…

My name is Brad Berry and I am the head grower for a 200-member vegetable CSA in Morrisville, Pa - Snipes Farm and Education Center.  I am writing you to let you know that we have offered a discount to our members for the 2012 season.  If any of our CSA members become PASA members, we are giving them a discount on their share for the 2012 season. 

I got the idea at the Farming for the Future Conference last winter while one of the speakers was talking about the strength of PASA's voice through more members.


Here is what we sent to our members last week:

If you sign up to become a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) you will receive an additional $25.00 off of your CSA membership for next season!!So who is PASA and why do we value them so much to offer you a discount on our CSA for supporting them?

PASA is a nonprofit organization who's mission is to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment.

As a farm, we believe the education of farmers, legislators and consumers is critical to our viability and success. PASA is dedicated to educating each of these groups in many ways throughout the year and in so doing plays a vital role in protecting our farm, consumers and other farms all across the country. Throughout the year PASA hosts intensive learning programs for farmers where information is shared about all aspects of farming from field to finance. These events help to show experienced farmers the benefits in more ecologically sound agricultural practices and new growers the possibility for farming as a way of life. As farmers, we are a very busy group of people and it is not always possible for us to get off the farm and make our voices heard when it comes to legislative issues affecting our food security.  Fortunately, PASA is our voice and our advocate for public policy issues.  PASA works year round on the local, state and federal levels to protect our right to maintain a small scale food system and your right to wholesome, locally grown organic food.   The more members the organization has, the stronger that voice becomes and equates to more influence in legislation when it comes to food issues.  It is a resource for consumers to stay abreast of potential threats to our food security and the importance of local food systems.  PASA has the success of our farm and farms like ours across Pennsylvania in their greatest interest.

I encourage you to visit to learn more about the organization and to take advantage of this discount for your 2012 CSA share.  Become a PASA member and help the effort to protect your food, your farm and your rights.   

Brad Berry

Head Grower, Snipes Farm & Education Center

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