September marks the start of Local Food Month in Western Pennsylvania, organized annually by Western PA Buy Fresh Buy Local®, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and other partner organizations. Throughout September, a full calendar of events is scheduled to highlight the bounty of local food in Western Pennsylvania, as well as the opportunity to learn about where the food comes from, how it was produced and meet the folks who produced and prepared it.

With events including gardening and homesteading workshops, talks about food regulations, a local food dinner and the chance to meet local farmers.

“Local Food Month was created to help raise awareness of the myriad of local food options available in Western PA. By showcasing regional growers and producers, Western PA Local Food Month provides consumers the chance to connect with the people who grow their food, as well as educational programming for those interested in growing themselves, and other opportunities to celebrate and appreciate local foods,” said Jessy Swisher, PASA Western Region Program Coordinator.