Buy Fresh Buy Local
2016 Buy Fresh, Buy Local Membership
It's membership renewal time! Our mission is to make is easier for consumers to find, choose and appreciate great local foods while supporting the farmers and lands that produce them. We do this by expanding market venues for local farmers, education of buying local and promoting local farmers, producers and businesses.
The Northern Tier Buy Fresh, Buy Local Program is under the umbrella of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and national partner, the FoodRoutes Network. The Northern Tier Chapter includes Bradford, Potter, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Tioga, and Wyoming County.
The Northern Tier Chapter was formed in 2007 and is one of 9 chapters in Pennsylvania. The Endless Mountains Heritage Region serves as the coordinator and sponsor of the program. The chapter continues to run booth displays at local festivals, education fairs, and other events. The program relies on memberships and supporters to fund the program.
If you are interested in the Buy Fresh, Buy Local Program, please check out the forms below or contact Hillary Robinson at email@example.com or 570.265.1528
Taste of the Endless Mountains
A Taste of the Endless Mountains was developed last year as a collaboration of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, the Bradford County Ag Coalition, and the Bradford County Conservation District as an extension of the Buy Fresh Buy Local program.
The event features locally produced food and locally prepared dishes. Guests have a unique opportunity to sample and purchase goods from area farmers, restaurants, caterers, crafters and other ag producers.
This years event vendors included: Faye's Maple Syrup, Running Bear Farm, Slipping Down Farm, Udder Merry Mac Farm, Bixby's Maple Syrup, Gardiner's Orchards, Green Pastures, Pigby Cutting Boards, Inn to the Seasons, Venture Crew, Mann's Country Gardens, 'by the bridge' Farm, Northern Tier Cultural Center and 1110 West Main.
The variety of products available included maple syrup, honey, candles, vinegar, hydroponic lettuce, pumpkin soup, apples, eggs, hot pepper jelly, artwork, cutting boards, herbs, goat cheese products, recycled sweaters, and an abundance of fall produce.
Please click HERE for the 2015 Taste of the Endless Mountains Flyer.
Northern Tier Buy Fresh, Buy Local Chapter
The Northern Tier Buy Fresh, Buy Local Program is run by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and national partner, the FoodRoutes Network. The Northern tier Chapter includes Bradford, Potter, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming County.
the Northern Tier Chapter was formed in 2007. The Endless Mountains Heritage Region is now serving as coordinator and sponsor of the program. The chapter continues to run booth displays at local festivals, education fairs and other events. The program relies on memberships, supporters and advertising to fund the program.
2015 Farmers Market Guide & Local Food Guide
Your guides to the Buy Fresh Buy Local Program of the Northern Tier is here! We have updated the Farmers Market Guide to help you locate farmers markets in all of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Northern Tier counties. The Local Food Guide can be used to locate farmers, producers, restaurants and businesses that offer consumers locally grown foods and locally made products.
Farmers Market Guide
Local Food Guide
2015 Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter Membership
The Northern Tier Buy Fresh Buy Local program is accepting full-year memberships for supporters and participants! If you are a local farmer/grower, farmer's market with only locally sourced food or a business which promotes and serves locally grown food and would like to become a member please fill out and return the Participant Membership form. Any individual that would like to support the program, please fill out and return our Supporter Membership form. We are excited about the new opportunities through local tasting events, agricultural sustainability initiatives, and growing farmer markets throughout the region. Please be a part and join the chapter and pass this information on to anyone you think qualifies for the program. Our 2015 participant members are listed below. Thank you for your membership and support!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 570-265-1528 or visit us at the heritage center on the Merrill Parkway in Towanda.
Certified Naturally Grown
Certified Naturally Grown is an alternative to the USDA's National Organic Program. Their program is meant primarily for small farmers distributing through local channels. These include farmer's markets, roadside stands, local restaurants, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs and small local grocery stores.
The CNG Standards and growing requirements are based on the USDA National Organic Program rules. Certified Naturally Grown offers an affordable program that targets small farmers and farmers who grown a wide variety of crops.
More information about CNG can be found on their website http://www.naturallygrown.org/
Our 2015 Farmer/Grower Members include:
Back Achers Farm at 2908 North Rome Rd, Rome. Wed-Sat, 10-4 - Bradford
Gardiner's Orchard at 5420 Fall Brook Rd, Troy, M-Sat 9-5, Sun. 11-4 - Bradford
Gingher Apiary at 231 Lane Hill Rd, Tunkhannock - beekeeping - Wyoming
Jayne's Orchard off Rt. 367 in West Auburn - Susquehanna
Keeney Farm on Rt 287 North of Middlebury - Tioga
Northern Tier Greens at 108 Steam Hollow Rd, Troy, M-F 8-3:30 - Bradford
Romberger's Farm at 4071 Riverside Drive, Sayre, Weekdays 10-6 - Bradford
Running Bear Farm in West Burlington, Fri.-Tues. 10am-5pm - Bradford
Russell Sprouts Farm at 31766 Rt. 187, Rome - Bradford
Slocum Farm Produce at 76 Slater Hill Rd, Towanda - Bradford
The Herb Corner at 175 Mott Town Rd, Gillett - Bradford
Udder Merry Mac Farm in E. Smithfield, PA, - Bradford
Windswept Angus LLC in Smithfield Township - Bradford
4 Seasons Farm Market at 3064 State Rt. 3005, Meshoppen - Susquehanna
Hail's Family Farms LLC 47 Mahichok Rd, Towanda - Bradford
Steve's Farm Fresh Produce 1666 U.S. Route 6 W, Roulette - Potter
Misty Maple Dairy Goats 1666 U.S. Route 6 W, Roulette - Potter
Bohlayer's Orchards 16 Farmers Valley Rd, Troy - Bradford
Greener Pastures 3004 Rundell Creek Rd, Troy - Bradford
Farmer Fred's 5078 Burlington Turnpike, Towanda - Bradford
Rathburn & Weber's Maple and Honey 144 Pinneo Hill Rd, Shinglehouse - Potter
Heyler's Greenhouse 710 East Main St, Westfield - Tioga
Granville Farm 878 Calkins Rd, Troy - Bradford
Berry Fields Farm 138 Berry Lane, New Albany - Bradford
Spring Meadow Farms 9578 Route 549, Millerton - Tioga
The Brown Cow Dairy 8 Lehman Rd, Ulysses - Potter
Crestmont Inn 180 Crestmont Drive, Eagles Mere - Sullivan
Mann's Country Gardens 2863 Bird Creek Road, Gillett - Bradford
Roloson Brother's Maple Syrup P.O. Box 124, Troy - Bradford
Our 2015 Farmer's Market Members include:
Mansfield Growers Market at 30 E Wellsboro St, Mansfield - Tioga
Our 2015 Business Members include:
Milky Way Farms 17075 Route 14, Troy - Bradford
Gold Mountain Ice Cream & Deli at 201 W. Main St, Knoxville - Tioga
Sylvester Quality Meats 1793 California Rd, Westfield - Tioga
Our 2015 Support Members:
- Friends of Local Food & Farming Kelsey McNeal, Ruth Tonachel, Leslie Fisher & Lisa Dayton.
- True Blue Local Foodie Dick Heyler & Jean Ruhf
- PA Northern Tier BFBL Sponsor Marcia Kester