Glasbern Country Inn Hosts 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Grass-Fed Beef Cook-Off

Cressbrook and Kananga Farms Named Winners in Statewide Contest.

Fogelsville, PA, July 31, 2009 --( Glasbern Country Inn hosted the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) 2nd annual grass-fed beef cook-off on Sunday, August 2. Committed to transforming agriculture, PASA, a statewide organization, used the event to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food while respecting the natural environment.

After a day showcasing the farmers’ proven methods and growing techniques through delicious beef dishes, the Judge’s Choice award went to Cressbrook Farm of Lancaster, while the Farmer’s Choice went to Kananga Farm of Ligonier. The contest featured beef submitted from animals raised on their mother’s milk and subsequently given a diet of grass, legumes, and herbs, creating a healthier alternative to industrial farmed beef, with no growth hormones or antibiotics.

Surrounded by the picturesque views of Glasbern Country Inn, 14 farms from across the state competed for the coveted awards in two categories, Judge’s Choice and Farmer’s Choice. A panel of professional chefs, food writers and passionate eaters judged each farm’s grilled steaks, focusing on taste and texture to award the Judge’s Choice trophy. New to the competition this year, entrants had the opportunity to take part in their own blind tasting of all the grilled steaks, rate each entry, and award a “Farmers’ Choice” ribbon to one lucky winner.

“It’s an honor to be recognized among these responsible Pennsylvania farms which produce healthy and delicious food,” said Larry Herr of Cressbrook Farm, winner of the Judge’s Choice award. “PASA’s message of sustaining land and making farming more viable is vital to not only Pennsylvania’s farming, but to the state’s economy as a whole.”

As “natural” food has grown in popularity and significance, Glasbern Country Inn has served as the epicenter of Pennsylvania’s grass-fed beef movement, providing the perfect setting for the competition.

“We’ve been stressing the importance of natural farming and environmental management for years,” said Al Granger, owner, Glasbern Country Inn. “It is rewarding to see the movement grow to this level and to provide a quality, farm-to-table option to the Lehigh Valley.”

About PASA
Founded in 1992, PASA's consistent and driving vision has been to transform agriculture and food systems in Pennsylvania and beyond in a way that makes our farmers more viable, improves the land and restores the health and wellbeing of all our citizens. PASA is nonprofit in structure, but entrepreneurial in spirit, and they use resources carefully to work collaboratively with others in achieving measurable results where they can, without compromising values. For PASA, success is defined as the dual process of achieving their mission now while also building capacity to impact the future for many generations to come. Visit for more information.

About Glasbern Country Inn
Set on 100 acres of verdant Pennsylvania hillside near Allentown, in Fogelsville, Glasbern Country Inn offers a bed and breakfast experience like no other in the Lehigh Valley. The rustic charm of a historic farm blends with spacious luxury to create perfect accommodations for romantic getaways, wedding receptions, celebrations, and state-of-the-art business meetings in our banquet rooms. Served under the vaulted rafters of our one-of-a-kind dining room, both breakfast and dinner meals feature products from Glasbern's on-site farm, environmentally managed through rotational grazing of our animals and organic gardening practices. With gorgeous outdoor and indoor backdrops, Glasbern Country Inn is a picturesque, ideal setting any event. Visit for more information and to begin planning the perfect meal, getaway, wedding, corporate event, or celebration of any kind.

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