Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) recently toured picturesque Fertile Grounds, a community-supported agricultural center in Noxen where 45 varieties of vegetables are grown. The senator’s visit can be viewed on the half-hour-long “Baker Report,” her monthly cable TV show.
The CSA allows nutrition-conscious citizens who sign up for membership to receive weekly drop-offs of just-picked produce, including kale, lettuce, potatoes, butternut squash, and cilantro.
“This show highlights the natural beauty of our region and the all-natural goodness of locally grown produce,” Baker said. “As the owner and inspiration for Fertile Grounds, Deb Shoval is dedicated to the farm-to-table movement, and her passion and expertise makes for an extremely interesting show.”
Sen. Baker also talks to employees and area members of the CSA as they select their produce.
“Fertile Grounds is a local treasure along Route 309, on the border of Luzerne and Wyoming counties,” Baker said. “If you are interested in joining a CSA for the 2015 season, are already a member, or love gardening and cooking, this show provides a behind-the-scenes look at the growing fields.”
Baker’s television program airs on Channel 7 of Adams Cable Service; Channel 13 on Blue Ridge Communications; Channel 19 on Scranton’s Electric City TV; and Berwick’s Channel 10 on Metrocast Communications. Please check local listings for exact times. The program is also accessible on her website at www.senatorbaker.com under the “Media Center” pull down menu. For more information on Fertile Grounds CSA, go to www.fertilegroundscsa.com/
Andrew M. Seder