VIDEO: The Ins and Outs of High Tunnels with Pete’s Produce Farm

July 31, 2018

 

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing & Research Program, in honor of PA Produce Month, traveled to Chester County, PA to talk to Peter Flynn of Pete’s Produce Farm in West Chester about high tunnels. Ever wonder what those structures are for if they aren’t greenhouses? How do they impact the local food system, making farm fresh veggies more accessible for YOU? Take a moment and find out!

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  • Brought to you by @papreferred and the PA Department of Agriculture, the 2018 Farm to Institution Wholesaling Workshop will take place on December 4th and 5th at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA from 8:30am to 4:30pm. In its second year, the workshop will help small to mid-sized farm operations who are interested in successfully accessing institutional markets but are unable to integrate plans to diversify with their current model while also accommodating institutional wholesale pricing. Applications will be accepted through November 20th and may be completed online (see link in bio). If farmers have questions about the workshop or need to apply via phone, they may contact Elaine Lemmon at elaine@kitchentableconsultants.com or 267.606.0391. #paveggies #papreferred #buyfreshbuylocalpa #farmers #pennsylvania #localfood #wholesale #farming #agriculture #realfood #farmbusiness
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PA Pumpkin PSA: Don’t Toss Them! 
Did you know that 1.91 billion pounds of pumpkin grown in the US ends up in the landfill? 
Compost or cook those pumpkins. 🎃 And don’t forget to roast the seeds! Full recipe in bio. 👌🏻
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