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Ways To Give Program

Ways to Give is an opportunity for members and supporters to get creative and help raise funds for PASA.

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 the top of Mount Everest, 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.

Upcoming Ways to Give

 

PASA Day at the MarketLiberty Place, Kennett Square. On July 16, Paradocx Vineyard will hold PASA Day at the Market at The Market at Liberty Place. Come on out for an evening of food, wine and fun! From 6 - 9pm, 10% of Paradocx's sales will go to PASA. The Market at Liberty Place is in the heart of historic Kennett Square and is home to an exciting mix of merchants selling freshly prepared foods, produce, and other retail goods. We're grateful to Paradocx Vineyard, PASA member and market vendor, for sponsoring this event!

Culinary Week - State College, Centre County. On Friday, July 18, PASA is honored to be the featured nonprofit at Happy Valley's 2nd annual Culinary Week, a celebration of local  restaurants and local food. The week features local chef's demos, social hour tastings, and raffles to support a featured nonprofit each day.

 

Harrison's Wine Grill and Catering

 

Dine Fresh Dine Local at Harrison's Wine Grill in State College. In celebration of Local Foods Week in Centre County, from August 4 - 17,  Harrison's will donate 20% of each check to PASA for diners who mention PASA or Buy Fresh Buy Local. We're grateful to this Buy Fresh Buy Local partner and longtime supporter!

 

 

Ongoing Events


The Steel Fork is donating 5% of the sales of their steel word signs made with recycled farm machinery to PASA. Visit www.thesteelfork.com to see these delightful hand crafts!

 



Recent past fundraisers,
thanks to our many creative supporters!

Harvest Market Natural Foods of Hockessin, DE held a benefit on June 24 and donated 5% of sales to PASA in support of our work for sustainable agriculture, raising $750! Harvest Market Natural Foods is an independently owned health food store, and they are one of PASA's Permanent Business Partners!

 

 

City Tap House of Philadelphia held a Wrapped in Love Happy Hour on June 6, 2014 to benefit PASA. This delicious beer and bacon celebration featured Bespoke Bacon and Yards Brewing Company beers. Thanks to City Tap House for this creative fundraiser.

 

 

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Cure Restaurant chose PASA as their beneficiary for Negroni Week during June 4 - June 8. Bars across the U.S. mixed up their favorite Negroni beverages and donated a portion of proceeds to a charity of their choice. Cure of Pittsburgh is a neighborhood restaurant with a small menu focused on local urban Mediterranean food that reflects the seasons in Western Pennsylvania. We are grateful for their support!


Earth Week a Spectacular Success!! This year's annual Earth Week Celebration on April 21 - 27, organized by Four Seasons Produce Inc.,raised a record-breaking $33,261! This is the seventh 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, raising over $130,000 since 2008!

Four Seasons Produce contributed $21,459 through their own produce sales, and they were joined in this event by loyal members Lady Moon Farms, who contributed $10,790, and Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, who contributed $512. New to Earth Week this year, I Love Produce also participated and contributed $500. We are incredibly proud of these companies for their dedication to supporting regional farmers and giving back to the community!


Kitchen Table Consultants donates to PASA each time they take on a new farm client...and they just added number 19! 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.”


Inspired by PASA’s work on farmer education, MOYO Yoga of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, PA held a yoga benefit that raised $382 to support scholarships for this year’s Farming for the Future conference. MOYO Yoga is an integrative yoga lifestyle center committed to teaching people to live with awareness and create an overall healthy lifestyle.  MOYO Yoga believes that sustainable agriculture, in particular knowing how food is sourced and where it came from, is an important part of living well. We thank owner Maureen Priest and her students for their interest in supporting new and beginning farmers. They were excited to help “a fresh crop” of folks gain from the valuable education and networking that abounds at the conference.


Kudos to Sam Fox of Salem Mountain Farm! For the second year in a row, this loyal PASA member has donated his volunteer hours to facilitate a $250 grant through the Walmart Volunteerism Always Pays program. Walmart offers grant dollars to nonprofit charities on the behalf of volunteers who donate their time. Sam volunteered by holding and speaking at a library series devoted to sustainable agriculture, conducting farm tours on local farms to share best practices, and tabling for PASA during a fall harvest festival. We deeply appreciate his energy and commitment.

 

Have an idea for a Ways to Give program? Want to host a house party, farm tour, movie or event? Contact Development Director, Lauren Smith 814-349-9856 x22.

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Have a Ways to Give idea?

Have an idea for a Ways to Give program? Want to host a house party, tour, movie or event? Contact Lauren Smith,
814-349-9856.

Member Feedback - Why Participate in the Ways To Give Program

“We all need healthful, thoughtfully produced food, and PASA is at the forefront of this ideal.”

Michael Klein, a veteran food writer and editor, is the producer of Philly.com/food and writes a restaurant column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1993, he has edited the Philadelphia edition of Zagat Survey, the restaurant guide. This March, Michael Klein took on the amazing challenge to judge, making his way through everything from falafel sandwiches to cherry chocolate pudding cake. He chose to gift his judging award to PASA. Learn more about Michael’s recent gift to PASA in the Ways to Give section.

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