Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New CSA Locations for 2014: Get the word out!

Do you recognize any of these fine establishments? They are among our newest CSA pickup spots and we're excited to be able to partner with them in delivering quality food to more areas and more mouths throughout western Pa. We need a minimum of 10 members at each site to deliver this summer so spread the word to your neighbors throughout western Pennsylvania! Thanks to everyone in these communities, site hosts and CSA members, who has committed to supporting local organic agriculture!
Butler: The Chop Shop on Main St.

Edinboro YMCA on Rt 6N
                             

Erie Whole Foods Co-Op, 12th St.
Grove City: Beans on Broad Coffee
Slippery Rock: North Country Brewing
Punxsutawney: Laska's Pizza

Moon Twp Municipal Bldg


East Liberty: Great Harvest Bread Co. Opening Soon!


                                                                                   
                                     



















Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 CSA Registrations Now Open!

Looking forward to fresh seasonal veggies already?! Reserve your spot in our Summer CSA and reserve your source of local organic produce from June until Thanksgiving.

Click HERE to sign up or get more information by visiting our CSA site HERE
 https://www.farmigo.com/join/clarionriverorganics/summer2014#Step=1
Email us at info@clarionriverorganics.com for more info
or call Katie at 412-589-9276

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Keep food safe and keep small farms strong

We're going to ask our friends and fans for a little bit of help now. Food safety has been in the news a lot over the past couple years due to major contaminations in spinach, cantaloupe, peanut butter, ground beef, and more. In response Congress has mandated the FDA to create new rules to govern all food production and distribution - from the smallest farm to the biggest processors and retailers. It is good that the federal government is stepping up and addressing this growing problem, but they are proposing a "one size fits all" approach that threatens to destroy the local food movement and small farm culture. While all food businesses should meet the same high standard for food safety, small farms need to be able to do it in different ways than food factories.

At Clarion River Organics we take food safety very seriously. We have been working with a coalition of Amish farmers in collaboration with USDA and university experts to put in place food safety programs appropriate to our farm sizes and technology levels. We believe these practices keep our food just as safe or safer than factory farmed food while preserving food quality, nutrition, and low environmental impact. And the science supports us in this. Unfortunately big business is pushing for a industrial standard that would crush small farms.

If you have time and are interested, please add your name to the petition linked below requesting that the FDA modify its rules to include appropriate practices and oversight for small farms selling locally. If you have even more time, the link below will also offer help in sending your personal comments directly to the FDA. And if you could share this with anyone else interested that would be wonderful. Thanks for helping us keep food safe and keep small farms strong!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Winter CSA Sign-ups Now Open!

Be ready when winter rolls in! Reserve your spot in our Winter CSA and reserve your source of local organic produce during the coldest winter months.

Click the image below to get more information or sign up. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sauerkraut!

Remember the "Cabalanche" from two months ago? Well we sent about a thousand bushels of that cabbage to a certified organic kraut maker in Lancaster, and now we have a thousand cases of beautiful organic sauerkraut.
Yum yum!
You don't have to wait for New Year's Eve to start partying German style. Mose, one of the boys who grew the cabbage, tasted it this morning and said it was so good he was going to take a jar home to have with breakfast alongside his meat and potatoes. We'll have this stuff at all our markets later this week and for a long time to come.