The Southern Allegheny Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network will host “Joining a Grower Cooperative at 6 p.m. April 19 at Friends Farm in Williamsburg.

Discussion points will include the process of joining and the successes and challenges of marketing produce through a wholesale cooperative.

This study circle will include an informal discussion over a potluck meal and will be led by grower Scott Farabaugh, owner/operator of Blue Goose Farms. He has been producing vegetables for more than 15 years and began operating a CSA on his farm since 2008.

More information on the event can be found at the Penn State Start Farming Events website:

Questions can be directed to Mike Basedow at or at 717-334-6271.