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PASA Education Event - CRAFT Small-Scale, Intensive, Perennial Fruit Production

Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
Location
  Indian Orchards
  24 Copes Lane
  Media, PA 19063 
Intensive Fruit Production
Date & Time
  Wednesday, April 12
  3pm-6pm
                                                                  
Cost
  Free to Members
  Free to Non-members
Event Description
Indian Orchards is a Pennsylvania recognized ‘Century Farm’, having been owned and operated by the same family for 104 years. Join third generation farmers Robert and Nancy Bernhardt and fourth generation farmers Ben and Gaile Bernhardt for a tour of a diverse, intensive orchard, and a discussion regarding cropping on steep slopes, pest management in the modern orchard, and respecting historic plantings while producing profit. Indian Orchards grows apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, Christmas trees, and other perennial crops. Attendees are invited to join in a potluck following the tour.
Speaker & Host Information
Farmer Mike Ahlert, along with his wife, Charis Lindrooth, are the owners of Red Earth Farm. Red Earth Farm’s CSA program was ten years old in 2016 and consists over 600 members.

Farm Manager Kim Butz joined the Red Earth team in 2016, in part to help the farm navigate the regulatory aspects of their Harmonized GAP-certification. Kim has a background in agriculture, as well as the natural gas industry, which served as a good training ground in learning to work with government agencies and regulatory compliance.

Brenda Sheaffer is the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Fruit/Vegetable Commodity Program Supervisor. She has worked with Red Earth regarding their Harmonized GAP certification, and has performed many inspections and consultations with farms around GAP, in general.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
This event is free to all.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Will food be served?
Attendees are invited to join in a potluck following the tour at the conclusion of the event. 
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (215) 804-4731 or aaron@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
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