Hollow Elm Gardens CSA

Hollow Elm Gardens operates on a 20 acre tract of land in New Park, PA. The land was formerly used as pasture and hay with 1 acre of woods. For the last 34 years the family has been returning the land to a more stable perennial ecosystem. The property is now comprised of 14 acres of woodland, 3 acres of meadow, 1 acre of polyculture orchard and 1 acre of market garden. Hollow Elm Gardens arose 6 years ago to further this endeavor to rejuvenate the land while at the same time providing a model of a diverse and self-sustaining small farm based on perennial polyculture ecosystems. Where once there was grass, cows and one great American Elm now is a thriving ecosystem home to countless plants, insects, birds and mammals. Rainwater is collected for irrigation of the hoophouse and passive solar propagation house, our use of machinery is very limited preferring hand tools, and we produce 90%+ of all our inputs. The original homestead was established 240 years ago and we still use the original barn and houses, after plenty of past and current renovations!

We provide Certified Naturally Grown produce to the local community through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our produce can also be found seasonally in the produce aisle at Sonnewald's Natural Food and on the table at Juliana's in the Village.

Our methods of cultivation focus on producing high-quality, nutrient dense foods that nourish both the body and mind. By aligning ourselves with the natural processes of the Earth we ensure a soil teaming with biological life and free from any dependence on chemical inputs.


Listing last updated on Jan 11, 2012

Season:  May through October

Type:  single farm

Since:  2008

# of Shares:  15

Full Share:  $475/Vegetable share $625/Homestead share

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Shrewsbury Commons Shopping Center
Shrewsbury, PA

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