COVID-19 Resources for Farmers & Markets


Enjoy the bounty of our community through a series of menus highlighting local and seasonal ingredients sourced from farmers in our network.


  1. Wednesday: Get cozy with our winter picnic featuring casseroles, salads, and BBQ.
  2. Thursday: Choose your own adventure with a build-your-own hearty bowl buffet.
  3. Friday: Celebrate the flavors of African American food traditions, inspired by keynote speaker Michael Twitty.
  4. Saturday: You can’t visit Lancaster without getting a taste of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.


  1. Dine out in the city (Thursday): Explore Lancaster’s vibrant food scene by eating out at a local restaurant—you’ll find a variety of options just steps from the conference venue. Plus, several restaurants will be hosting benefit dinners to support our education and research programs (details to come).
  2. Dinner & PASAbilities Awards (Friday): All are welcome to join us for the PASAbilities Leadership Awards, where we honor farmers and businesses who exemplify the spirit of sustainability in agriculture and food systems.

P.S. Are you a farmer or food business interested in donating ingredients for our meals? We’d love to work with you, and will celebrate your donation during the event. Contact us to let us know what you’d like to donate at


Pennsylvania Farmers Union Convention

Pennsylvania Farmers Union invites you to their annual meeting and farm-to-table dinner. Come early for the meeting, then stay to enjoy good food and good company. You’ll hear from a panel on issues impacting Pa. agriculture and learn about the benefits of being a Pennsylvania Farmers Union member. Open to all.

Annual meeting: Wednesday • 5–6 p.m. • Free
Dinner: Wednesday • 6:30–9 p.m. • $40

Lunch with Turn the Tap

Participate in a small group discussion about water use efficiency and soil moisture technology in vegetable and small fruit production. Open to commercial vegetable producers. Participants will receive lunch and a $75 honorarium. This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Limited to 12. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday • 12pm • Free

PASA Annual Meeting & Regional Breakouts

Join us to learn about PASA’s impact over the last year and our vision for the next. You’ll participate in breakout sessions with members in your region, hear from board candidates, catch up with longtime friends, and meet new members. Open to all; light refreshments provided.

Saturday • 1 p.m. • Free


LGBTQ Farmers & Allies Mixer

Celebrate the contributions of LGBTQ people in the food system. All are welcome to attend.

Young & Beginning Farmers Mixer

Socialize with other young and beginning farmers from around the region, as well as Pennsylvania chapter leaders from National Young Farmers Coalition.

Veteran Farmers & Ranchers Mixer

Calling all veterans! Enjoy light fare and drinks with the Farmer Veteran Coalition and its members.

All mixers take place on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.