A Gathering of the Farmers

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Online sales closed. Buy your ticket at the door!

Highlights of the Day 

* Keynote by Brian Snyder, Executive Director of PASA, and author of the inspired and informative Write to Farm blog 

* A Radical Musical Revival by Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir

* A bonfire with chili, cider, and music. 

Find more event details here

Tickets at the door are $35. 
Student discount: Two advance tickets = entrance for three students.
Half-day tickets at door @ 3pm $15, for Rev. Billy & Bonfire, Chili, Cider. 

Please also "join" our Facebook event page, then invite your friends to come. 

A big thanks to these local farms and businesses for providing food for the Gathering. 

Blue Rooster Farm in East Waterford (ground beef)
Dickenson College in Carlisle (carrots)
Falafel Shack in Chambersburg (hummus)
Mosaic Coffee Company in Shippensburg (coffee beans)
Three Springs Fruit Farm in Wenksville (cider and apples)
Bending Bridge Farm (celeriac)

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Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible! 

Information on sponsoring.

 

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WHEN
March 08, 2014 at 8am - 8pm
WHERE
Wilson College Science Center
1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201
United States
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posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-08 14:09:34 -0500
$15 for Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir at 4pm! Come by the Science Center at Wilson College between 3pm - 4pm. The show will blow your mind! Then join Hootenanny at the bonfire with chili, cornbread and cider. BYOB. Rev Billy & the Choir will be there too. Expect lots of music and good cheer.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-08 08:39:51 -0500
Hey Buddy! I'm in Antrim PA the computer says three hours away. How do I find the place? I'll try to check before I get there
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-08 07:52:53 -0500
Have fun! Wish we could be there ;-)
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-08 07:47:57 -0500
On our way...It's a beautiful morning for a drive down Route 30!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-07 09:35:04 -0500
Online ticket sales are now closed but you can get tickets on site tomorrow morning. Registration begins at 8am and the program starts at 8:45. See you soon everyone! Don't be shy like this little piglet - come on out!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-06 14:48:54 -0500
Looks as if Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir enjoy a good bonfire. Especially if there's live music (there will be). Plan on another 17 performers for the Hootenanny. Should be fun! Chili, Cider, Cornbread $5, BYOB.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-05 21:39:37 -0500
Conference gatherers, why leave Chambersburg after the gathering and bonfire?? There is a great local event happening in town and going into the late night with awesome bands and some of the finest brews you will ever taste from Chambersburg's microbrewery, Roy Pitz. Let's get a group together and keep hanging out! *Farmers crash the party* https://m.facebook.com/events/619613621443164
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-05 21:01:34 -0500
YES!!!! The beautiful, fresh celeriac for the gathering was delivered today to our house for the enjoyment of all participants at the Gathering from Bending Bridge Farm. Beautiful! Thank you Cameron and Audrey! (owners and farmers there. ) -dianne
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-05 15:10:50 -0500
Treasures! Thanks to Sally Voris of White Rose farm for this photo from her Short Take.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-05 14:58:51 -0500
To everyone who has RSVP'd on Facebook - we're so excited you'll be coming! Why not go ahead and purchase your ticket in advance online? Then you can get straight to the coffee, fresh scones, and socializing on Saturday morning.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-04 18:23:32 -0500
Looks fun, eh? This could be in your future, too - twice! FIRST - Sally Voris of White Rose farm will share this image in her Short Take about the nourishment that comes from connecting with community and the land. THEN - Close the day at the Gathering of the Farmers bonfire with chili, cornbread, cider and great music by talented folks. Let's nourish ourselves, and end the day right!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-04 14:01:54 -0500
Anyone else heading up from Baltimore?
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-04 07:40:44 -0500
These little lambs are here to remind us that spring will come. Thanks JJ Dabbs of Cherry Grove Farm for the photo, and for the Short Take "Labor of Love" Farmers are getting eager to start that labor if the snow and cold would just ease up a bit. Anyone else ready for spring?
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-03 17:55:16 -0500
Savitri D. She sleeps with bees, she dreams of bees. She's lending her artistic and organizing talent to save them. Savitri is the director of the Stop Shopping Choir and Not Buying it Band. Come see the fruits of their passion, joy, anger, and creativity at the Gathering (4pm) when Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir step onto the stage. Half day tickets available at 3pm for $15. Good for entrance to the performance and to the bonfire at nearby Fulton Farm, with chili, cider, and hootenanny.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-03 11:28:00 -0500
Sweet! Live music at the Gathering! So far we have Jan Nawa of Tuckahoe Ridge playing guitar in the morning with David Welch from Jerry Rigged. At the bonfire we'll have Virginia Masland on fiddle accompanied by Trevor Wire - also of Tuckahoe Ridge - on banjo. Great lineup!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-01 12:51:07 -0500
What's better than kids learning to grow their own food and experiencing the joy of finding a worm in a compost bin? Hear about the work of Baltimore's Real Food Farm/Civic Works in a Short Take entitled "Growing Young Leaders and Healthy Eaters." Molly McCullagh and Ben Currotto will tell us how they do it.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-28 15:39:57 -0500
Yeah, it's still winter. Running a livestock farm can be challenging. But some wouldn't have it any other way. JJ Dabbs of Cherry Grove Farm will deliver the Short Take called "Labor of Love"
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-28 07:42:19 -0500
Darci Sanner of Summer Smiles Honey Farm will deliver a workshop on Sustaining and Restoring the Honey Bees. Check out that honeycomb she found. Its wild!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-27 21:06:08 -0500
Remember that woman under a cow? This is what Rebecca Croog looks like in North America... Can't wait to hear from this Nomadic Farmer!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-27 14:18:06 -0500
A big thanks to Ben Wenk for hooking us up: We'll have delicious apples from Three Springs Fruit Farm, plus some hot cider for the bonfire.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-26 20:02:19 -0500
The incomparable Judi Finkenbinder Radel will give her Short Take entitled "Farming Through the Years: Some Things Change, Some Things Don't" You won't want to miss this one...
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-26 19:21:41 -0500
Got an early farmers market on Saturday March 8? Or... something? That's OK. Come for a half-day: tickets at door $15 starting @ 3pm. You'll get entry for the much-acclaimed Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, with their new sermon and songs related to the companies (Bayer, Monsanto) and financiers (BlackRock, Vanguard) that are behind the bee-killing pesticides - neonicotinoids - used by industrial agriculture to produce food-like products. THIS is the heart of the revival. Plus you can join us at the Bonfire for some delicious Chili and a big 'ol traditional Hootenanny. (Yes, we'll have veggie & meat chili options!) Join us!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-26 14:25:28 -0500
Who's under that cow? Becca Croog of Painted Turtle Farm at Gettysburg College. Her Short Take is based on her farming travels around the world. "Head in the Sky, Hands in the Dirt: Adventures of a Nomadic Farmer"
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-26 07:35:38 -0500
David Dietz of Dietz Produce will present a Short Take entitled "Adventures in Avian Mobile Homes" Is anyone else envisioning a trailer park that's been taken over by poultry?
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-25 13:17:50 -0500
Sarah Bay of Fulton Farm at Wilson College will present a short take relating to an essential farm tool that was the source of much laughter... Can you guess what it was?
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-25 07:23:40 -0500
The schedule for the Gathering along with presenter details now published. Who do you know on the lineup?
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