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2009 Hepburn Internship. Fair Food. About Fair Food. Fair Food is dedicated to bringing locally grown food into the Philadelphia marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture for the Greater Philadelphia region.. Fair Food Programs Include. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>2009 Hepburn InternshipFair Food</p></li><li><p>About Fair FoodFair Food is dedicated to bringing locally grown food into the Philadelphia marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture for the Greater Philadelphia region. </p></li><li><p>Fair Food Programs IncludeFarmer and Buyer Consulting: Helps to create and nurture relationships between farmers and wholesale buyersFarmer Outreach: Works to prepare farmers to be better able to work within the wholesale marketplaceFarm to Institution: Provides information and assistance to institutions who wish to begin buying local food produced in a sustainable manner.Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign: Local leader of the national consumer education and marketing campaign which promotes the benefits of buying local foodFair Food Farmstand: Located in the Reading Terminal Market, sells food produced within 150 miles of Philadelphia by approximately 90 different small, sustainable producers; the Farmstand is run largely by volunteer labor, and is open 6 days a week. </p></li><li><p>Duties As an InternFarm Tour Coordinator: Set up Farm Tours; communicate with farmers; publicize tours; coordinate logistics of tours, including food and transportationVolunteer News Liaison: Wrote weekly email newsletter to Fair Food Farmstand staff and volunteers; update staff and volunteers on other breaking Farmstand-related newsFarmstand Worker: Worked weekly shifts at the Fair Food Farmstand</p></li><li><p>Farm ToursBuyer Farm Tour: Tour for institutions and restaurants who buy local, or are interested in buying local. Tour stops included Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op warehouse (farmer-owned cooperative that sells food to a number of locations in Lancaster County and the Philadelphia area), Springwater Farm (dairy farm), and Cedar Meadow Farm (produce farm that uses innovative soil conservation techniques). Cedar Meadow Farm</p></li><li><p>LFF WarehouseDutch Belted Cows, Springwater FarmTour members and Fair Food staff enjoy a potluck lunch at SpringwaterSteve Groff, farmer, Cedar Meadow Farm, with fresh corn</p></li><li><p>Farm ToursHendricks Farms and Dairy: Producer of raw milk, cheese, and cured meats </p><p>Guinea hen</p></li><li><p>Curing meatsDairy cows cooling offMore dairy cows</p></li><li><p>Farm ToursOverbrook Herb Farm and Pennypack Farm: Overbrook is a small-scale, chemical-free herb farm; Pennypack is a community farm and education center.</p><p>Tour members at Overbrook Herb Farm</p></li><li><p>Challenges and Learning ExperiencesWeavers OrchardGrowing pains/issues of working within a small organization with a limited budgetOrganization/publicityThe importance of Fair Foods mission</p></li><li><p>Questions?</p></li></ul>