Farmers Market http://wesa.fm en Shady Side Academy Farm: Planting Seeds of Sustainabilty http://wesa.fm/post/shady-side-academy-farm-planting-seeds-sustainabilty <p>Three years ago an administrator at Shady Side Academy noticed there was no market near the school’s location in Fox Chapel.&nbsp; This motivated the school to host a <a href="http://www.shadysideacademy.org/page.cfm?p=8575">Farmer’s Market</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Two years later, stemming from the school’s commitment to sustainability, the <a href="http://www.shadysideacademy.org/page.cfm?p=11274">Shady Side Academy Farm</a> was planted.</p><p>The farm is managed primarily by students and is successfully integrated into the school’s curriculum. <a href="http://localgoodness.com/Local_Goodness/Home.html">Rhonda Schuldt of Local Goodness </a>explains the roles that students play in the farm and the market.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:12:04 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14204 at http://wesa.fm Shady Side Academy Farm: Planting Seeds of Sustainabilty Digging Deeper Into the Business of Farmers Markets http://wesa.fm/post/digging-deeper-business-farmers-markets <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">For many, <a href="http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/joinus/faq#sthash.gcewGMcf.dpuf">farmers markets are one</a> of the wonderful diversions of the summer season, where practical shoppers and foodies alike can peruse the offerings of local farmers. They provide community, frugality and an opportunity to skip the supermarket. But what are the business benefits of participating in a farmers market?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">According to business contributor Rebecca Harris, the sellers in a farmers market get to see some clear benefits, one of which is the direct connection to their customers.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">“It’s direct consumer marketing and the farmers get to decide on the pricing,” which helps them ensure they get fair pay for their hard labor.</span> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:39:07 +0000 John Lavanga 14008 at http://wesa.fm Digging Deeper Into the Business of Farmers Markets Enon Valley Farm's Garlic Scapes http://wesa.fm/post/enon-valley-farms-garlic-scapes <p></p><div>Rhonda Schuldt, food writer for <a href="http://www.LocalGoodness.com">LocalGoodness.com</a> has a little known seasonal item from her local market. Garlic scapes. Find out about the family behind <a href="http://www.enonvalleygarlic.com">Enon Valley Farm</a>'s garlic scapes.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Katherine Blackley 11745 at http://wesa.fm Enon Valley Farm's Garlic Scapes