Blackberry Meadows Farm is an 85-acre farm in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. It first obtained its Certified Organic status in 1992. The farm was one of the first in the region to offer CSA Shares.
Greg is the on-farm handyman and can fix just about anything. With a Masters in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University he’s put to use his vast knowledge base of alternative energy, green building and ecological design to catalyze green projects around the Pittsburgh region. He’s got the ‘black thumb’ from fixing equipment and moving rocks. Besides heavy lifting, he works to develop the ‘systems’ which provide fertility and efficiency to the farm operation. He’s also our business manager, wrote our stellar business plan, and keeps coming up with new ideas! He spends his "time off" being a Dad and rough housing!
With 16 years of organic farming experience behind her, Jen and Greg decided to take on the challenge of Blackberry Meadows Farm in 2007. She’s worked on farms in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and as far away as Scotland and New Zealand. After all of her worldly farm travels, she took time out to earn her Masters in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University, where she studied the science and theory behind the various styles of Sustainable Agriculture. It’s important to keep farm work flowing. Along with being a Mom she helps to make this farm enjoyable and productive.
Evelyn is happy to be here and help out on the farm. Currently, she’s helping us to train the apprentices - showing them the proper way to plant onions and pull weeds. She's also a taste tester for our delicious heirloom tomatoes.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange a tour, contact us by calling 724-226-3939 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.