The Seed Farm’s Plant Sale – May 16 & 17

By Briana McGonagle March 12, 2020 9:58 am

The Seed Farm’s 6th annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of strong, healthy plants for your home garden. Sale hours: Saturday, May 16, 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday, May 17, 11 AM – 2 PM 5854 Vera Cruz Rd, Emmaus Join us at the farm on May 16-17, and choose from over 200 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. As always, starter plants are grown right here in The Seed Farm’s greenhouse. We’ll have your favorites on hand as well as plenty of new, exciting varieties to try. All plants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and we never use genetically modified seeds. Please rest assured that we will continue to follow public health guidelines and will make adjustments to Read more

The Seed Farm: Meet Board Member, Louis Cinquino!

By Lauren Matthews October 19, 2021 7:08 pm

The Seed Farm | Meet our Advisory Board! In the Spotlight: Louis Cinquino Check out our Q&A with Seed Farm Advisory Board member, Louis Cinquino! Meet our Advisory Board When did you originally join the board? I've been a member of the Seed Farm board since 2013, then joined Community Action when our organizations merged in 2019. Why did you choose to become a board member? I've had a strong intere Read more

Meet Nicole Folino, Agency Relations Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews October 7, 2021 7:55 pm

Staff Spotlight Interview with Nicole Folino By: Joey Marcacci, Summer Marketing & Development Intern Nicole Folino, Agency Relations Coordinator, joined Second Harvest this past May. However, Nicole is no stranger to Community Action Lehigh Valley - she’s worked in various programs ranging from volunteer driven tax preparation to small business assistance. Early in the pandemic, Nicole regularly volu Read more

The Seed Farm: Meet Board Member, Brian Moyer!

By Lauren Matthews September 22, 2021 4:07 pm

The Seed Farm | Meet our Advisory Board! In the Spotlight: Brian Moyer Check out our Q&A with Seed Farm Advisory Board member, Brian Moyer! Meet our Advisory Board When did you originally join the board? Three years ago, 2018 Why did you choose to become a board member? I was board chair for The Seed Farm. When The Seed Farm became a program under Second Harvest I was asked to represent The Seed Fa Read more

Seed Farm Spotlight: Michelle Wagner

By Lauren Matthews September 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Seed Farm Spotlight  Interview with Michelle Wagner  By: Joey Marcacci, Summer 2021 Development Intern Check out our Q&A with the founder of Rise & Root Farm, Michelle Wagner!    When did you start with the Seed Farm?  I started in the summer of 2020 as one of the CSA workshare volunteers. I helped harvest and prep the CSA bags for the CSA program. When I was a volunteer last year, I l Read more

In the Spotlight: Valerie Lane, Secretary

By Lauren Matthews August 4, 2021 2:12 pm

Meet our Advisory Board! In the Spotlight: Valerie Lane, Secretary By: Joey Marcacci, Summer 2021 Development Intern Check out our Q&A with Advisory Board Secretary, Valerie Lane!   When did you originally join the board? About 8 years ago. This is my second time serving on the board. I run a food pantry in the City of Allentown, right by Muhlenberg College at Central Elementary School in downtow Read more

In the Spotlight: Lisa Higgins, Vice Chair

By Lauren Matthews June 28, 2021 4:17 pm

Meet our Advisory Board! By: Joey Marcacci   Check out our Q&A with Advisory Board Vice Chair, Lisa Higgins!   When did you originally join the board? 2018, I’m a pretty recent addition to the board.   Why did you choose to become a board member? Before my career in theatre, I started my professional life as an agricultural journalist. I have a Bachelor of Science in Agricult Read more

Meet Chris Cassidy, Senior Planner & Compliance Manager

By Lauren Matthews June 4, 2021 7:17 pm

Chris Cassidy is our Senior Planner & Compliance Manager for our parent company, Community Action Lehigh Valley. We are incredibly lucky to have Chris assigned as the planner for Second Harvest!   Learn more about what Chris does for the food bank and how she spends her time outside the agency.     What does your job entail? I am a part of the planning department at our parent agency, C Read more

In the Spotlight: Betsy Storey-Bono, Chair

By Lauren Matthews May 6, 2021 4:26 pm

Meet our Advisory Board! By: Joey Marcacci Check out our Q&A with advisory board chair Betsy Storey-Bono!   When did you originally join the board? About 5 years ago.   Why did you choose to become a board member? I really wanted to use part of my free time to do something that puts back into the community. Social justice and issues around food security have always been meaningful to me, Read more

Giving the Gift of Your Time, Danielle Luccese

By Lauren Matthews March 29, 2021 5:42 pm

Danielle has been volunteering at Second Harvest for two years, and is a genuine bright spot; always bringing her positivity and dedication. Check out our Q&A with Danielle!   What do you help with at Second Harvest?  I started out sorting and packing up food that was donated every other Friday.  Currently I volunteer every Friday and I assist with filing and running Free Fridays.    Wha Read more

Big welcome to Brandon, Food Sourcing Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews March 1, 2021 2:50 pm

Join us in welcoming Brandon Campos to the Second Harvest team! We are very excited to have him on board and to introduce this new role of our Food Sourcing Coordinator. Check out our Q&A with Brandon! What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Prior to coming to Second Harvest I worked for a health care network as a medical equipment technician. While I worked there, I helped patients by bri Read more

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