Sometime I was annointed media ambassador for the PA apple-growing community. When it happened and who was responsible remain a mystery but it's under investigation. Regardless, we've got a smattering of news items in the wake of our volunteering time at the PA Farm Show. If you didn't know, the two apple stands at the Farm show are organized by the State Horticultural Assocation of Pennsylvania and 100% of the proceeds from these booths supports industry research that benefits all of us, from we growers to all you hungry apple-eating customers reading along.
First up was local FOX 43 television, WPMT in York when I do my best Brett Thackera impression and talk weather in this short clip.
Then the next day, Penn State Glee Club Alumnus and meteorologist Brett Thackera's colleague Dennis Owens tries to get me to bad mouth organic farming. Not taking the bait, folks. Thankfully, he was able to catch up with PASA executive direction Brian Snyder who is much more qualified to speak on behalf of PA organic growers than I am! Good job, Brian! And by the way, I've coined the phrase, you may all use the term "local-er" with my permission. You're welcome, world.
And of course, it's always nice to check in with one of my favorite Philly Food Folks, Ben of the Philly Food Feed. He blogs farm show here - did a great job as usual.