Farm Journal 2/25/23

Did you know that March 1 is National Pig Day? We celebrate pigs on a daily basis! From cuddly snuggles, pigwifery, and mucking out stalls, to snarfing down sausages – we know how to love that pig!

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Where to find us:

The Farm: Wednesday 3 – 7 pm. For pre-orders only. Park at the top of the hill, come to the patio at the house and you’ll see your order waiting for you. Check the white cooler for any meat orders.


Northside: Saturday 12 – 12:15 pm – meet up across the street from Mayfly Market(Arch St)

East End – Saturday 4 – 4:15 pm. Fireman Creative Office (the Engine House No 16 on Penn Ave.): pull onto sidewalk along Lang and look for “Police Officer Entrance” door and look in the red cooler.

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We are wrapping up #CSAweek – Feb 20th to the 26th. We’ve had a good turn out of folks joining the CSA – so many regulars signing up – it’s heart warming to see you all coming back each year. For those that are still considering – you have a couple days left until we raise our prices for 2023.

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A bit from Greg:

After years on the sidelines, I (Greg) jumped back into some farmer conversations to employ more people in agriculture.  While the entire region seems to me to be going backwards regarding the number of local farmers, the folks in the room were coming together for the first time as an assembly of institutions, nonprofit and for-profit farmers.  It was a hopeful sign of things to come. 

I felt a bit old, not from age, but from being so deeply involved in Pittsburgh’s local food scene since 2004. By 2013, the food system suffered significant setbacks, after a rapid expansion.  Many young farmers quit or had their leases revoked. And older farmers continued to fade out of the farmers markets. While this meeting pioneered some new ground, I am shocked how much rebuilding still needs to happen. 

What is clear is that the winds are shifting (again). Funds are starting to trickle into local food markets. Farmers are (as always) willing to roll-up their sleeves and start digging through adversity to figure out how we can collectively produce enough food to feed our neighbors. 

Come see us at Home and Garden Show – Farm to Table

Stop by our booth at the Farm To Table section of the Home and Garden Show. We’ll be there Friday through Sunday this weekend. We’re cooking up samples of our sausages and selling Sausage Sampler Packages – choose any 5 sausages for $45.

Maybe I’ll even get to hang out with Doug Outer again!

Visit other local vendors, sample Cherish Creamery cheese (we sell it at the farm on Wednesdays, during CSA), see what Jan Woods, from Hurry Hill Maple Farm, has to say about her Maple Syrup (we sell her syrup at our farm too!), and then go over to the Home and Garden convention and try-out a fancy massage chair (tell them Blackberry Meadows deserves a free floor model as an affiliate marketer 😉

Also – March 3rd is Canadian Bacon Day – this means…. well, you need to eat more bacon. Our Canadian Bacon is very lean since it’s cut from the loin. It’s great with a poached egg (from our farm!), on a toasty warm English muffin. Use Coupon Code CANBACON23 to get 5% off of your order when you buy two pounds of bacon. The coupon is only good until March 10, 2023.

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