HORSHAM, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture has announced the Food Alliance certification of Pennypack Farm & Education Center for its socially and environmentally responsible farming practices.
Located in Montgomery County, Pennypack is just the second Food Alliance Certified Partner Farm in the country. It works with children, families, community groups, environmental and educational institutions to encourage awareness and the creation of a sustainable, local food system by offering education programs and a community supported agriculture, or CSA, demonstration project.
“Food Alliance Certification makes our operation even more transparent and recognizes how hard we’ve worked over the past 10 years to be a sustainable farm,” said Andy Andrews, farm director. “By verifying all of the good things we are doing — creating and maintaining wildlife habitat, conserving soils, and eliminating runoff and erosion, and creating good sustainable jobs for our farmers — certification will help us communicate and promote our commitment to sustainable agriculture.”