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 advertising information and rates for the newsletter.

Convention and Trade Show – The Association is one of four organization’s 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.  More details here.

Field Days and Twilight Meetings – The Association partners with Penn State Extension and other organizations by sponsoring biennial field days,  local twilight meetings and regional grower meetings. This year’s events are listed here.

Farm Market Tours – The Association 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.

Email Update – The Association periodically sends out the PVGA Update to all members who provide their email address to the Association.

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.