A Field Trip to the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, nearly thirty members and guests of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture participated in a field trip to the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, the world’s largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce terminal with 686,000 square feet … Continued

New PSPA Newsletter

Great thanks to Lizzie Bailey, Chair, Communications, for putting together a PSPA Newsletter.  The Newletter will be published every other month.  It will supplement our communications through the Website and our social media channels.  If you have items to add, … Continued

The Chocolate Supply Chain in Eastern PA and Beyond

At our March meeting, Denis Harte, Senior Logistics Manager, Blommer Chocolate Company, lead us in an overview of the industry and its supply chain in the region.  Who would have guessed that… Cocoa was imported through the Port of Philadelphia … Continued

What is Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture January 5, 2023 Virtual via Zoom Urban Agriculture as practiced in any given context picks up characteristics of that city.  However, surveying in Philadelphia found that four themes drive the missions of urban agriculture programs:  … Continued

In Memoriam: Ralph Bartholomew (1929-2022) (Updated)

Ralph E Bartholomew, Ed. D.  PSPA extends the sympathy of its members to the family of Ralph Bartholomew – fellow member, leader, mentor, teacher, and friend – to generations of PSPA colleagues.  If you have a story to share, please … Continued

A Visit with the Secretaries of Agriculture II

What’s happening in agriculture in our region?  Who better to ask than Secretaries of Agriculture of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Michael T. Scuse was reappointed by Governor John C. Carney as Delaware Secretary of Agriculture in January 2017. … Continued