Farm Journal 5/29/22

Delivery times and locations are changing as markets start up: (Mt Lebanon Uptown Market (Saturday) and Squirrel Hill Market (Sunday), and Northside (Friday). East Liberty starts up next Monday.

-Fresh up on the web-store – Veggie Package (spinach, radishes, lettuce, herbs and more!)

This is a great way to test the waters and see a sampling of our veggie CSA. Hurry up and join the CSA before the first pick up – CSA doors are starting to close on June 8th.

Click here to shop our web-store

This is your last 10 days to buy a market card for the season. Basically, it’s a gift card that gets you a 10% bonus if you buy it before May 31, 2022. No limitations on types of items you can purchase.

Where to find us?!

The Farm – WEDNESDAY (11 – 7). We’ll set your order out, you come pick it up. We’re putting orders out on the counter under the red awning. Park at the top of the hill in front of the house.

(look for The Farmers Grill – when meeting us to pick up an order at the markets – grab a sammie while you’re there!)

Northside – Friday 3 – 7 farmers market in Allegheny Commons.

Mt Lebanon Uptown Market – Saturday 9-12

Squirrel Hill Market – Sunday 9 – 1 at the Beacon/Bartlett Parking Lot

East Liberty Market starts up next Monday.

CSA Share pick up starts soon!

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We’re about to launch the CSA – so get ready and pay attention to your inbox! This week, we’re assigning half shares to their designated 1st pick up (half shares will pick up on the first week (odds) or the second week (evens), and then every other week after.

Wednesday, JUNE 8th, 11 – 7 Farm CSA shares start up

Friday, JUNE 10th, Northside CSA shares start up.

Saturday June 11th, Mt Lebo Uptown CSA shares start up

Sunday June 12th, Squirrel Hill CSA shares start up

Monday June 13th, East Liberty CSA shares start up

BUT! If you’re a half share – wait to hear from me as to when you do your first CSA pick up.

Repeat from last week:

If you’re interested in sending your kids to Little Homesteaders Farm Camp – please fill out this reservation/interest doc to get on the list! This will help us gauge interest and hone our plans for this summer.

Thursday June 9th: 1:30 – 4:30pm $20/kid, $15/sibling

Little Homesteaders Pop-up:  An afternoon that will feel like a reunion for previous Little Homesteaders and farm campers, but is a great opportunity to meet new friends and get to know the farm. Considering one of our camps? Come experience the farm; collect eggs from the barn, explore the treehouse, check on the veggie crops, and play in the pine grove. Parents are welcome to stay, and invited to do so for preK friends and first timers. Ages 3 – 10.

Wednesday June 29th – Fri July 1: 9:30am – 12:30pm $75 Ages 3-5

Lil’ Little Homesteaders: Welcoming our pre-K friends for three mornings on the farm. We’ll have farm chores and farm crafts, playtime, snacks, and stories. We’ll explore the veggie field and get comfortable around chickens. Literacy and numeracy lessons incorporated throughout the day. Campers should bring a lunch.

Mon July 11th – Fri July 15th: 9:00am – 3:00pm $275 Ages 6*-10

The full Farm Camp experience: We’ll have farm chores, crafts, games, snacks, tree house time and time in the pines. Campers will tend to veggies and pigs, collect eggs and help bring in the harvest. We will build community with each other and participate in the growing farm community throughout the week. Campers will have dedicated time for play, rest, and journaling; literacy and numeracy lessons throughout the week. Campers should bring a lunch. *5 year olds welcome with previous farm/camp experience.

Family Farm Days: Tuesday mornings and Saturday** evenings throughout summer

Want to try farm work? Need some time to yourself in a field? Would you enjoy a conversation with adults while harvesting lettuce? Some outdoor exercise while providing nutritious food to your community? Here’s your chance to help on the farm and let your littles enjoy a bit of farm time too. As a work trade for produce, you’ll work alongside adult farmers and community members tending to veggies, animals, or the land. Under Lindsay’s supervision and encouragement, the littles will explore the farm, create crafts, have snacks and story time, and learn to be in community with each other. Childcare offered on a donation basis. **Saturday schedule to be announced.

Interested? Fill out this reservation/interest doc to get on our Little Homesteaders list!

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Stock Up on Bacon & Sausage for Fall and Winter. Shop our Farm Store Products Online for Pick-Up at North Side and Squirrel Hill Farmers Markets through November.