Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

PENNYPACK FARM EDUCATION CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

  • Horsham, PA
  • www.pennypackfarm.org

Mission Statement

Pennypack Farm & Education Center is a charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to making sustainable agriculture an important part of our community through farming, education and community events.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Community Supported Agriculture
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County

ruling year

2003

Executive Director since 2016

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Julie McCabe

Farm Manager

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Kirstie Jones

Keywords

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community supported agriculture, Local foods, education, sustainability

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Also Known As

Pennypack Farm & Education Center

EIN

14-1864050

 Number

6094134222

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We work with children, families, community groups and environmental and educational institutions to fulfill 3 objectives:
1. Farming that is consistent with organic standards and sustainable agriculture.
2. Educational programs that build knowledge about sustainable agriculture, especially about the community and individual benefits of eating fresh, healthy, whole food.
3. Connecting people to food through food and farming through a community supported agriculture (CSA) project and on-the-farm events.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The specific programs operated by the Education Center include "On the Farm" (children's educational programming in association with College Settlement Camp of Philadelphia), a Community Supported Agriculture demonstration project, a senior/low income food distribution program, a community lecture series, seasonal community workshops, a beneficial wildlife habitat demonstration area, and "Where our Food Comes From" (teacher educational training). These programs are intended to reach a broad spectrum of the community including individuals and families of all ages and economic backgrounds.

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Program 2

Community Supported Agriculture

Through a weekly farm share, we connect the community to the farmers and land from which their food grows.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Greater Philadelphia, Montgomery County

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PENNYPACK FARM & EDUCATION CENTER
Fiscal year: Nov 01-Oct 31

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Operations

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PENNYPACK FARM EDUCATION CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Leadership

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Executive Director

Julie McCabe

Farm Manager

Kirstie Jones

BIO

Julie started as Executive Director at PFEC in January 2016. Julie's academic and professional background is in non-profit food systems – previously serving as Food Outreach & Events Manager for Manna on Main Street, a highly regarded Lansdale food cupboard that has a stellar reputation in meeting the needs of bringing food and nutrition education to the food insecure in Montgomery County. She has a Master's of Science in Community and Regional Planning with a concentration in Food Systems from Temple University. Julie had also been an active volunteer at PFEC for several years – including serving on our Board of Directors. With her expertise in the needs of hunger-relief organizations, her connections help strengthen our partnerships with the food cupboards we serve and continue this important work.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Russell Roeder

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