I met the guys who started this site at the Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs last month. I believe they have just started this site to list Farmers, Farmers Markets, Food Co-ops, Organic Market Stores etc and help put them in contact with potential buyers who want their quality products. The Farmers are rated by what methods they use on their Farms. You can register for free and list what types of produces you are interested in buying including meats, veggies, grains, fruits , berrys, mushrooms, honey etc. The Farmers also list what they grow and have for sale. I just joined the group so I do not have a lot of actual experience with them yet. Since they are new there are a lot of local farms in my area that are not listed yet, but I felt it was a start. It seemed to me that they are trying to provide a very worth while service here to both the farmers as well as the consumers. Let me know what you guys think. Here is the link.
Thinking about this more, I would urge you and any others in this region to visit and participate in the farmers markets and food events in Pittsburgh and the Crawford/Erie areas of PA. This year I have had the chance to meet some really great people through these venues. In addition, it gives you an opportunity to make a few bucks.
There is a nice Farmers Market in Mt Pleasant Pa every Wed during the summer, there is also one in Ligioner, Norvelt and I think there is one in Greensburg as well. I was surprised that none of these Farmers Markets were listed yet on the site I posted. Like I said, I think it is very new so maybe next year they will get themselve on the list. There is a Farm in Clarion that sells organically grown Beef that I sent the imformation to and there is a Farm here locally in my part of Westmoreland Co that sells beef and bakes their own bread from the recipe the Monks at St Vincent gave them. As the list grows I believe it will become a wonderful resourse for all of us.
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