Come and enjoy the Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) family Farmfest at Grange Fairgrounds at
169 Homan Lane,
Centre Hall, PA
Friday, July 29: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(you can camp on both days)
Join the PCO annual meeting on Friday, July 29 or just enjoy all the other events of the day.
Farmfest has to offer: speakers, music, good food, camping overnight and attend the GMO Free PA annual meeting on Saturday.
Rain or Shine event!!!
This Event is FREE and OPEN to the Public
GMO FREE PA annual meeting
Annual meeting on July 30, 2016
Come and be part of the PCO Farmfest and of the GMO Free PA annual meeting
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – William Woys Weaver – Saving Seeds
He is an internationally known food historian and the author of 16 books. He is a rare four-time winner of the prestigious IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Awards, his most recent gold medal going to Culinary Ephemera, a survey of old advertising materials. His 1993 award winning cookbook Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking will be included in the forthcoming anthology: 100 Great American Cookbooks of the 20th Century. Weaver’s most recent book, As American as Shoofly Pie was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in the spring of 2013.
Weaver received his Phd in food ethnography from University College, Dublin (Ireland) and is also the founder of the Keystone Center for the Study of Regional Foods. He maintains the Roughwood Seed Collection of heirloom food plants at the historic Lamb Tavern in Devon, Pennsylvania.
12:30 p.m. – GMO Free PA annual meeting
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Brian Tokar, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at University of Vermont and co-editor of Agriculture and Food in Crisis
Continuing hazards and deficient regulation of GE crops and foods
He is an activist and author, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and a board member of 350Vermont and the Institute for Social Ecology. He is the author of The Green Alternative, Earth for Sale, and Toward Climate Justice (Revised edition: New Compass Press, 2014). He is an editor of the book, Agriculture and Food in Crisis (with Fred Magdoff), and also edited two collections on biotechnology and GMOs: Redesigning Life? and Gene Traders. Brian’s articles on environmental issues and popular movements appear in Z Magazine and in web-based publications and sites such as CommonDreams, Popular Resistance, Counterpunch, ZNet, New Compass, Toward Freedom, and Green Social Thought. From 1999-2007 he was an organizer of the annual international Biojustice events challenging GMOs and the biotechnology industry.
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Questions and Answers to GMO Free PA
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Bernie Couris – “How to talk to your legislator.”
4:00 p.m. Q & A
The Hilton Garden Inn at State College is located at 1221 East State College Ave. State College, PA 16801.Our rate for the rooms will be $99/night for Double Bed or King must be booked before July 22nd. Use the code GMO Free when booking.
We look forward to seeing you!
Located in the heart of State College,at 1221 East State College Ave, State College, PA16801. Directions to the Grange Fairgrounds Here is the Map
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite.
All 103 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, TVs with satellite channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Room service, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Resturant – Harrison, Wine Grill and Catering
Harrison takes advantage of amazing local food sources in State College and the greater Central Pennsylvania region whenever possible, allowing customers a delicious farm to table dining experience. We are proud to work with many reputable, hard working producers who make it possible for us to Buy Fresh Buy Local® so that you can Dine Fresh, Dine Local! Buying local also keeps our dollars circulating within our community, benefiting all of us who call this beautiful region home!