Pennsylvania Certified Organic 20th Anniversary

Friday, July 28 Anniversary Schedule-at-a-Glance

4 pm — Opening ceremonies
      • Led by Farmer-Poet Jonas Stoltzfus with a special tribute to Pennsylvania’s organic farmers. 
4:30 pm — Keynote Address
    • Tom Beddard of Lady Moon Farms, PCO’s Founding President: Keynote address on “20 Years of Organic Farming: What’s next?” 
5 pm — Founding Farmer Awards
    • Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, presents 20-Year Awards to founding farmers. 
5:30 pm — Celebration of Life
    • Organic community members commemorate the life of Roy L. Brubaker, founding farmer of PCO, Tuscarora Organic Growers and Village Acres Farm and Foodshed.
    • This session will flow directly from the Founding Farmer awards. Roy’s family will be presented with the final award and then we will have remarks from the Brubaker Family and 2 long-time organic farmers 
6 pm — PCO’s 20th Birthday Party
    • featuring organic ice cream, cake and cookies.
    • Music by Sonic Schroeder 
7 pm — Organic BBQ & Barn Dance