On Thursday, 1/26/12, Jeff Zehr and Ian Phelps will discuss “Farmland, Farmers, and Local Food” at the United Steelworkers Hall, 53 East Lehigh Street (just north of the New Street/Fahy Bridge), Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30pm. The presentation begins at 7. Free admission (donations welcome).
This event is the featured program of the January quarterly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A Price Foundation®, a nonprofit organization.
About the event:
Jeff Zehr, Director of Farmland Preservation for Lehigh County, will discuss Lehigh County’s farmland preservation program, what’s been happening at the new farmer incubation program at the Seed Farm, community garden program, and the part played by local food production in the regional economy.
Ian Phelps, Conservation Outreach Specialist of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation & Development Council, will discuss outreach to small crop & livestock farms that promotes farmland conservation programs, such outreach providing both information as well as financial and technical assistance.
Local producers may bring grass-fed, organic, and/or biodynamic products for sampling or sale. Attendees can check out the produce tables before and after the presentation (bring your coolers!). Books & videos will also be available.
Ample on-site parking lot is accessible from Center St (at the equivalent of 315 Center St if you’re googling).
About The Weston A. Price Foundation
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Weston A. Price, DDS, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that men and women achieve optimal physical form and health, generation after generation, when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats, whereas they have numerous physical form and health problems when they switch from their traditional diets to the displacing foods of Western commerce, such as foods made with white sugar and white flour, canned goods, and commercially-processed foods.
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through education, research and activism and supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective, including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy-based infant formula.
About the Lehigh Valley Chapter (WAPF-LV)
WAPF-LV hosts public presentations dealing with food, nutrition, health, and food-producing systems, and publishes a newsletter. As part of WAPF-LV’s efforts to connect local food producers and consumers, we also publish a directory of local farms. For more info, contact Martin Boksenbaum (610-767-1287).