In existence since 1992, PASA is a diverse network of growers, businesses and consumers that facilitates and enables viable farming systems which provide healthy food as locally as possible through innovative programs of education, marketing and advocacy in service to its members and the general public.
As the largest statewide, member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States, we seek to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems in Pennsylvania and across the country. We place great value on efforts to build bridges between broadly diverse participants in the agricultural industry, from "farm to fork."
PASA grew out of the need for an educational and support system for farmers - both experienced and beginning - interested in non-traditional agricultural practices, such as organic, biodynamic and grass-based farming, as well as the desire to create local markets for sustainably produced food.
PASA's mission is the underlying theme of all of our programs - promoting profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment - as our work is rooted in education and support for farmers, and outreach to the general public.
We’re excited to be publishing our 2nd annual Western PA Local Food Guide on January 1, 2020 in time for the PA Farm Show! This directory of farms, farmers markets, CSAs, etc. will also contain local food tips, hacks & know how from farms, food businesses and food resource organizations. We help consumers connect to tools and resources to know how and where to access local, real, healthy food year-round. Download the submission form HERE