The Jade Family



Farming Practices

Farmer defined page.

Our farming practices can be summarized as follows:

First, do no harm.  As certified organic producers, we avoid applying all forms of synthetic fertilizers and toxic chemical pesticides, fungicides or herbicides to our land or our crops.  Sizeable grass strips, countour farming and winter cover crops prevent soil erosion.

Feed the Soil.  We believe health food starts with healthy soils.  Our use of compost and other natural soil amendments provides for a balanced, fertile soil rich in trace elements.  Our use of cover crops and natural hay mulch create a soil rich in organic matter while fostering a healthy microbial ecosystem. 

Strength through Diversity.  Natural ecosystems are incredibly diverse.  We believe that the closer a farm comes to a natural ecosystem, the healthier it will be, and the food thus produced will be correspondingly more nutritious and delicious.  We therefore plant roughly fifty vegetable varieties, small fruits and berries, tree fruit, a wheat field, two outdoor mushroom beds, earthworm bins, and in addition tend chickens, a few cattle, and some goats.  We are busy establishing hedges and border plantings to provide habitat for native pollinators and my sister in law has threatened to start a honeybee colony which would be totally awesome, Stella, so why delay?  We also have quite an assortment of persistent weeds.



Good evening readers, a few posts back I asked you to be patient with the EPA site. I take that back. It has no patience for you so why should you??? I can simply say that we as Pennsylvanians have noone to blame but ourselves for not stopping the mess that has bestaken us. I listed for you a page. When you go to that page, as is many Government pages , it is “File Not Found”, Discouraging to say the least. But if you navigate through the barbaric stumbles and stops they try to put upon you, you will eventually come to a page, from what I can see it will allow you to scavange through the horrific chemicals your own state has bestowed upon you. PA alone over 2,000,000 incidents of on site disposal or “other” I Cannot explain to you what makes me cringe as much as the word “other” when it comes to Industrial,Cooperate “otherness” please search the link I provide for you and make your own decision.—Peace



Mail Delay

For security reasons, mail delivery to United States Capitol offices is very slow. The best way to contact me or my Washington, DC staff is via the contact form on this page, or either by fax at (202) 228-0604 or phone at (202) 224-6324.

Office Locations

Washington D.C.

393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6324
Toll Free: (866) 802-2833
Fax: (202) 228-0604


22 S. Third Street, Suite 6A
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 231-7540
Toll Free: (866) 461-9159
Fax: (717) 231-7542


2000 Market Street, Suite 1870
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 405-9660
Fax: (215) 405-9669


Regional Enterprise Tower
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2490
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 803-7370
Fax: (412) 803-7379

Northeastern PA

417 Lackawanna Avenue, Suite 303
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 941-0930
Fax: (570) 941-0937


17 South Park Row, Suite B-150
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (814) 874-5080
Fax: (814) 874-5084

Central PA

817 E. Bishop Street, Suite C
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 357-0314
Fax: (814) 357-0318

Lehigh Valley

840 Hamilton Street, Suite 301
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: (610) 782-9470
Fax: (610) 782-9474