Tuesday, September 16, 2008

PASA Food Week to Highlight Local Produce

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) will hold its annual Local Food Week this month from September 21-27. The showcase and celebration of locally grown food comes at the peak of the growing season and will feature a variety of events including farm tours, local food sampling, and the opportunity to thank local farmers for their food and hard work. Local Food Week Coordinator Mia Farver says the week is a celebration of local food for those who eat it regularly and an opportunity to promote local food to those who do not buy it. She says that if every family spent $10 more on local food per week, that would amount to $15 million put into our local economy each week, and $700 million a year. For a complete list of events visit the Buy Fresh, Buy Local website at www.buylocalpa.org.

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