Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association

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Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association

An Association of Commercial Vegetable, Potato and Berry Growers

Education

Providing educational opportunities for Pennsylvania commercial vegetable, potato and berry growers is at the core our Association’s mission. We accomplish that goal through a number of different means.

Newsletter  – The Association publishes its own monthly newsletter, the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers News.  A sample newsletter is available here – the current newsletter is mailed to members each month.  If your business sells products or services to commercial vegetable, potato, berry, or greenhouse growers or to direct marketers, be sure to check out our current advertising information and rates for the newsletter.

Email Update – The Association sends its weekly PVGA Update to all members who provide their email address to the Association.  The Update features links to information or articles of interest to growers.  When needed, such as during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, special Updates are issued mid-week or daily.

Convention and Trade Show – The Association is one of five organizations that sponsors the multi-state Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention at the Hershey Lodge and Convention each winter.  The Convention has become the premier grower convention in the Northeast.  This year’s Convention will be virtual due to the pandemic restrictions – see here for more information.

Field Days and Twilight Meetings – The Association partners with Penn State Extension and other organizations by sponsoring local twilight meetings and regional grower meetings.  Pandemic restrictions prevent the scheduling of these local events in 2020 but they hopefully can resume in 2021.

Farm Market Tours – The Association normally helps sponsor the annual “Are You Crazy?” Retail Farm Market Tour each summer or fall and a Farm Market Tour the day before the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.  Again, neither of these tours were conducted this year due to the pandemic but hopefully they will resume in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2022.

Website – This website with its information about the Association as well as connections to other websites is intended as a source of information for growers.

While we do not pretend to have all the answers, we are always ready to try to help growers find answers to their questions. Contact us at pvga@pvga.org or 717-694-3596.