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December 07, 2016
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'Wayne County Grown' set to launch

Cynthia Carbone, a senior, Class of 2011, created the winning design featuring the goat. Both have been printed on 100% organic cotton t-shirts and recycled canvas market bags by local printer Mike Ranze of Ranze Design, Narrowsburg, NY. WCG will sponsor a new contest annually. The items can be found at all four Wayne County farmers markets and some local shops.

Templeton described WCG as an information aggregator allowing farmers, businesses, restaurants and consumers to connect in a format that makes it easy to find resources, discover markets and share ideas. Another such resource with a focus on the Upper Delaware region can be accessed at www.shoplocalsaveland.com.

“We can’t afford to lose more farmers,” said Templeton. “We need to do everything we can to keep our young farmers here. This is about building a strong resilient community engaged in local sustainable food production.”

The Northeast PA group meets from September to June on the first Thursday of the month to discuss issues related to farming and food. The meetings usually feature a speaker and discussion. For more information contact Templeton at Billy@pasafarming.org. Learn more about PASA at www.pasafarming.org.