Farm Journal 2/27/22

$30 order minimum for delivery into Pittsburgh

No limit on Eggs!

Place your online order here. Give us a 24 hours heads up please.

Pick Up Locations:

The Farm – WEDNESDAY (11 – 7). We’ll set your order out, you come pick it up. (If our driveway is treacherous, we’ll set up cooler down by the purple garage).

Northside – Wednesday 12:30 – 1:00 at the parking lot on Union Place by Allegheny Commons. Ask about delivery options.

CSA Share Sales are Available!

They say it’s CSA week! So let me give you another nudge to head on over to the website and sign up for this year’s produce! We’re watching food prices creep up and would like to remind you that when you buy a CSA share in the spring, you’re securing your price of veggies throughout the whole growing season. Your membership to the farm CSA buffers you from price fluctuations in the market.

On the other side of the coin, our CSA members help us to buffer the vagaries of Mother Earth. If we lose a crop of radishes, it’s the whole membership that feels the pain. In normal farmer circumstances, the farmer spends money on fuel, fertilizers, seed, and time to grow out a crop. If there’s a failure, and their product isn’t marketable, they lose out completely, bearing all the risk.

By running a farm that disperses the weight of responsibility across the shoulders of the supporting members, the stress and strain of unpredictability is lifted a bit… and that makes a world of difference! Our stress threshold fluctuates throughout the year as the weather and work load fluctuates too. It’s always nice to know our members have our back!

You can sign up for your CSA share here.

Here’s a handy infographic that I found on the CSA Innovation Network Site. Print it out and keep it on your fridge when you’re wondering what to do with 4 heads of lettuce!


Beef Packages

We’re getting another round of grass fed and finished beef from Rolling Hills Heritage Farm in Armstrong Co. We were super happy the quality and taste of the beef last spring, so we’re looking forward to stockpiling your freezers again this year.

Like last year, we are selling bulk bundles of beef for $250. We’ll come back with more details once we hear about hanging weights and butchering costs. We’ll only have 15 or so bundles available – so pay attention to next week’s newsletter to put down your deposit!


We now accept SNAP/EBT cards!

With surprising ease, we worked with the USDA and are now accepted as a vendor for the SNAP/EBT program! It’s always been important to us to get good quality food to everyone on any economic level, and still pay the bills. This helps our goal along! If you are interested in using your SNAP card to buy our products or even a CSA share – get in touch! We don’t have the card reader in hand, but it’s in the mail!


Coming out to Hibernation – See you in da’burgh!

See you at the Farm to Table Conference at the Convention Center this weekend. It’s going to be a blast! We’ll have a small surprise for the folks who can make it down to our Pittsburgh Markets too!

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