Farm Journal 5/6/24

Place your order for some farm fresh goodies!

Buy Eggs Here

Purchase Fresh Produce Here.

Ready to get some grilling on? Try out the boneless chopsTry this recipe for Chops with Ramps and mushroom cream sauce. It calls for ramps, but you can easily use green garlic instead.

Ready to plant that garden? Order your Seedlings Here

Mother’s Day baskets made by Evelyn

Click here to buy your Mother’s Day gift basket!

Field Notes

It seems as though we’re keeping up with things so far. We planted beans late last week, just before the rain came (good timing!). This week, we’ll put out the cucumbers and squash, and then prep the fields for tomatoes and tomatillos. The peppers were slow to germinate and grow in the greenhouse earlier this spring – so we’re watching them creep along now. In a couple of weeks, we’ll be able to get those little babies into the ground too.

Greg deserves a great big atta’ boy! With this stellar grant writing skills, and a little guidance from PennTAP (Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program), we qualified for a grant to replace our various, numerous, and mostly antiquated chest freezers with a brand-spankin’ new walk in freezer. This will nearly double our storage capacity and nearly halve our energy usage! We’re super pumped! It took a feat of will on our parts, by digging through old utility bills, placing and reading meters on all the old freezers, and determining the future energy usage of the new freezer. All with the goal of decrease our energy draw. That, along with using the solar panels as our main energy source, we’re excited to move up the energy-efficiency line.

It’s hard for small farms to have the surplus cash to purchase a new piece of equipment like this… and for many of us, we just keep cobbling together the resources we have. We’re so grateful for the grants (and the people who are working with Greg to make successful applications) that are coming our way…making our lives slightly easier and thus, more enjoyable!

On the other hand…. unloading this behemoth of a freezer from the delivery truck was a remarkable feat!

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12th from 4 to 7 pm, we’re excited to host a Mother’s Day Brunch on the farm with Sprezzatura! 

Buy Mother’s Day Brunch Tickets here.

“Spend the afternoon and twilight hours of Mother’s Day at Blackberry Meadows Farm with a farm-to-table dinner provided by Sprezzatura. Enjoy a menu of wood fired foods, family-style serving, complimentary sparkling Prosecco, and dishes featuring humanely raised pork from the farm. The Don Aliquo Trio will be playing jazz throughout the evening. This event is rain or shine under a beautiful pavilion and is open to everyone, mothers or not.”


  • Appetizer platters
  • Short rib gnocchi bowl (vegetarian options available upon request)
  • Roasted mushrooms
  • Wood-fired flatbreads
  • Young greens salad with spring peas, radishes, and feta
  • Minted zested berry salad
  • Dessert and coffee bar

Join our CSA here

Many of you may start asking – “When will CSA start?” We’re aiming for June 5th, (the first Wednesday of June). If you signed up for a half share, I’ll assign you to an even week or an odd week pick up. Keep an eye out around the end of May for your assignment. 

We are still accepting CSA members too – there’s a limited number we can take on for the Northside and Squirrel Hill markets – and a few more that we can have out at the farm. 

Important: Ordering Information

Farm pick up to Wednesdays 3 – 7pm. We’ll have your order packed and set outside on the marble counter. Park across from the house, at the top of the land. Cross the lawn and look for the bag with your name. Frozen items will be in a white cooler. 

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you place a minimum order of $30 for delivery. 

Across from Frick Park Market in Point Breeze, this Saturday at 12:00 – 12:15 pm

Across from the Mayfly Market (Arch St) in Northside, this Saturday at 1:00 – 1:15 pm

Outside of Local Provisions in Fox Chapel – at the Plaza on Freeport Rd, this Saturday at 1:45 – 2:00 pm

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