COVID-19 Resources for Farmers & Markets


The art and science of sustainable farming


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We're a community of farmers and supporters, focused on education and evidence-based research, for the purpose of building a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system.

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We’ve changed our name…a bit.

Wed, May 20, 2020

After nearly three decades as the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture—or, more commonly, PASA—we thought it might be time for a slight update. Our members voted to approve the update in 2019, and we’re now officially implementing it. Moving forward, we are Pasa Sustainable Agriculture. Pasa for short. We know that in the midst of […]

COVID-19 Guidelines for Farmers & Markets

Wed, March 18, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has issued vital guidance in response to COVID-19 for farms, markets, and other agricultural businesses. Please review the following information closely. Agriculture is essential for a safe and reliable food supply. Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding announced: “As the Commonwealth takes steps to mitigate against COVID-19 … businesses […]

2020 PASAbilities Awards Recipients

Sun, January 26, 2020

Each year at our Sustainable Agriculture Conference, we honor farmer, community, and business leaders who serve as examples for advancing sustainable agriculture through innovation and collaboration. We’re pleased to share this year’s award recipients. Rolling Harvest Food Rescue Sustainable Agriculture Community Leadership Award Rolling Harvest Food Rescue works to increase access to donated fresh produce and […]

The Secret Sauce of Growing Cool-Season Flowers

Mon, January 20, 2020

By Lisa Mason Ziegler Lisa Mason Ziegler is a cut-flower farmer, author, and nationally recognized speaker on organic cut-flower farming. She founded The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online, and is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers. Lisa is one of 200+ farmers and food system professionals who will be leading sessions at […]

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