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.
Art on the Farm will be held on Saturday, September 12. This ticketed event will celebrate local art and cuisine as guests stroll the farm to view exhibits and watch live artists en plein air, while feasting on seasonal hors d'oeuvres and local craft beers & wines. Art on the Farm will include a local foods dinner followed by the featured Live and Silent Art Auctions – offering paintings, pottery, photography and sculpture donated by local artists. Click here for detailed information about menu, schedule and more. Having been held three times previously, Art on the Farm has raised nearly $12,000 for PASA to date! We're looking forward to experiencing delicious art & local food at this magnificent celebration being held this fall!
Brooks Miller and Anna Santini of North Mountain Pastures in Newport, Perry County will host Highland Games on Saturday, October 3 in conjunction with their Porktoberfest III Everything but the Oink Butchery Class. The Highland Games is a Ways to Give fundraising event that benefits PASA's Shon Seeley Legacy Fund. Games will begin at 4pm, an consist of three events: caber toss, stone put, and sheaf toss. More details about these events and how to register are listed in the North Mountain Pastures online store. A prize will be awarded to the team and individual champion. All of the sausage made in the butchering class that weekend will go home with the winners! This is a fun co-ed competition, and all adults are invited to participate regardless of age or ability, at your own risk. There will be various size throwing implements provided. We truly appreciate this continued support from Brooks and Anna in honoring the legacy of Shon Seeley.
Linda Singley, Bearlin Acres, in Shippensburg, Franklin County will be participating in the PASA Good Gifts Guide and will offer fibers of wool and alpaca grown on her farm and spun in the United States. Colors are natural and kettle-dyed on the farm. As a Way to Give, if you mention PASA for each order placed during November and December Linda will donate 5% of the purchase price to PASA and a 5% discount for the purchaser. Prices run about $20 for a 3-4 oz skein or a 9 oz batt. You can see photos of sample varieties of yarns here. To order contact Linda by email; email@example.com or phone: 717-530-3605. We appreciate Linda's Way to Give!
Doug Michael, Columbia County Bread and Granola in Bloomsburg, Columbia County will be participating in the PASA Good Gifts Guide and will donate 20% of sales to PASA on Cyber Monday, November 30. 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!
Bill van den Berg, Lifetime PASA Member and owner of Better World Windsurfing School offers windsurfing instruction. In lieu of payment for instruction or rental he will accept checks payable to PASA. A $100 minimum donation (or $150 two two clients) gets a private (or 1-on-2) windsurfing lesson, equipment provided, at least 3 hours in length. The lessons are given on Sayers Lake, Bald Eagle State Park, in Howard, PA. Bill's sole purpose in providing these lessons is to raise money for worthy causes and to advance a sport he loves. We are honored to be one of the recipients of this diverse Ways to Give project! Check out BetterWorldWindsurfing for more information!
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!