Ways To Give Program
The Ways to Give program is an opportunity for members and supporters to get creative and contribute to PASA via their own unique event or promotion. From your own backyard to restraurant fundraisers, the opportunities for members to contribute to PASA are endless. Ways to Give events are meant to offer opportunity for involvement with PASA, while helping to educate consumers, grow our membership, and help with community building.
Eclectik Domestic presents the Second Annual dinner, a Ways to Give benefit for PASA. The dinners will be held on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 from 7pm-11pm at mPeace Tree Farm, Kintnersville, Bucks County. $85 includes dinner & libations, a minimum of $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to PASA. Get your tickets now and bask in the warmth and glory of the green houses at Peace Tree Farm and enjoy an excellent meal prepared with ingredients of the region! The dinner includes appetizers and beverages as well as tours of the impressive green houses. Dinner will be served family style and include several beverage pairings. Join us on February 19 or 20 for an enjoyable evening.
White Rose Farm donated 10% of sales from seed circles to PASA. Seed circles are living mandalas, hand-crafted using recycled paper, seeds, flowers and leaves from the farm, including rose water and sacred basil seeds. They are designed to honor the circle of life, celebrate major life transitions and provide comfort to those who are grieving or shut-in. Thanks to Sally Voris for giving back to PASA in this way.
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 Coumbia County Bread & Granola and place an order on Monday, November 30 to give back to PASA! Many thanks to Doug and his gang for this tasty Way to Give!
Wild 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 wildforsalmon.com!
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.
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.
Kitchen Table Consultants donates to PASA each time they take on a new farm client...and they just added several more! Since 2012 Kitchen Table Consultants has donated over $1,800 via this promotion. 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.”
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!
THANKS TO OUR MANY CREATIVE SUPPORTERS!
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.
In mid-June, the 5th Annual Cherry Valley Festival hosted by Heidi Secord and Gary Bloss of Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, Monroe County was a great farm celebration. The event featured strolling musicians, arts and crafts vendors, environment & healthy living exhibitors, nature & bird walks, farm tours, educational programs and a benefit auction. Auction proceeds exceeding $1,100 were donated to PASA in memory of Jerry Brunetti. We thank Heidi & Gary for this thoughtful memorial gift. Josie Porter Farm is home of the Cherry Valley CSA.
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!
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!