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We are your neighbors, located right here in State College. There's no need to look any further to find fresh produce! Join our mailing list below to receive exclusive weekly product updates, blogs, and videos from the farm, no purchase required.
Jay Smoker, Manager
Jay grew up on a family dairy farm in southeastern Pennsylvania. He studied agriculture at Penn State University and spent many years overseas in agricultural projects and leadership training. He started a small agri-business in Africa that linked small producers to markets. Working as a facilitator is what motivates him. Jay is ready to help you have a positive experience at Sowers Market.
Hector Troyer, Grower
Hector is passionate about plants, animals, and soil as a way to help foster a healthy planet and happy communities. Since 2005 he and his family have been working on small farms as part of the local food scene. Most recently he has been supplying fresh vegetables to Sowers Harvest Cafe in downtown State College. He is deeply interested in supporting the responsible production of healthy local food.
Our Growing Practices
At Sowers Market, we aim to provide the best quality food by maintaining the best quality soil. Thus we use sustainable farming practices such as composting, low tillage, and cover cropping.
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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS
Sowers Market is owned and operated by a local nonprofit that is being established to do
international community development. Our vision, mission, and core values
at Sustainable Agricultural Solutions are as follows:
To help local farmers discover and implement better marketing opportunities and agricultural practices.
Sustainable Agricultural Solutions seeks to provide small farmers with superior models for production and marketing. This includes the development of fair trade opportunity, best agricultural practices, and other kinds of consultation for growers of locally produced foods. We believe that poverty, food shortages, and ongoing starvation around the globe highlight a need—not so much for humanitarian aid programs—but rather more sustainable local solutions.
1) Local: family and community oriented 2) Direct marketing: farm to table fresh
3) Sustainable: ongoing and reproducible 4) Fair trade: farmers appropriately compensated