First Annual Foodshed 5K

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance held its first annual Foodshed 5K on Saturday, October 3, at Delaware Valley University. Despite the brisk weather that hurricane Joaquin brought to town, race planners deemed the fundraiser a success. 

 

 

All proceeds from the race benefit BCFA, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to building a resilient local food system in our community through education and collaboration.

Medals were given for overall male and female finishers and ribbons to the top three males and females in eight age brackets. Prizes included many that were food- and farm-related, such as gift certificates to local restaurants and vegetables and fruits from local farms.

“Our overall winner was DVU student Joshua Massey,” said race coordinator and BCFA treasurer Mike Olenick. “We learned that Josh was out milking the cows on the farm before running—and winning—the 5K, which truly reflects what BCFA is all about."

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BCFA thanks these sponsors who helped ensure the success of the event for participants and the organization:

Harvest Sponsors: Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, Altruistic Media

Flowering Sponsors: Delaware Valley University, Solid Products, Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center

Seedling Sponsors: EverYield Investments, Central Bucks Gymnastics & Dance, NoMoo Cookies, Anne Biggs Inc., Histand’s Equipment, Tussock Sedge Farm, Laboski Law, Kregel & Company CPA

Busy Bee Sponsors: Haring Brothers Meats, Eiseman Construction, McGowan Remax Realty, Windmill Day Camp, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, RoadID, Weidel Real Estate

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 BCFA partnered with the university to bring the run to the rural campus in concert with The Precarious Alliance: Land and the American Dream, which runs October 14-16 at DVU. This sustainability symposium on land—the fourth in a series that has examined water, food and energy—is a cross-disciplinary forum of scholars and scientists, business leaders and conservationists, policymakers and environmental advocates, land-use planners and farmers, and social justice activists, among others, interested in examining how competing visions and versions of The American Dream have contributed to an ongoing “precarious alliance” among various economic, social and environmental concerns. 

 


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