We are a third generation family farm just outside of Mecer Pennsylvania. When my brothers and I were growing up on the farm dairy and crops was our mainstay. We milked 200 Holsteins and crop a 1000 acres. Today the farm is run with 2 of my brothers in addition to me. We still milk 100 cows and crop still around 1000 acres. Crops have consisted over the years of corn, soybeans, and sunflowers.
We started growing vegetables in 2001 with only a half acre of sweet corn and about 100 tomato plants. We now grow around 35 acres of sweet corn, berries, tomatoes, peppers, cole crops, beans, beets, herbs, garlic, onions, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, eggplant, apples peaches, potatoes, cider, honey and flowers. Our growing practices are naturally grown as much as I can.
We rotate, cover crop, IMP, plastic culture, raise beds and drip irrigation. Over the years through financial support from two food service companies we now also grow in high tunnels and greenhouses. We are a member of PASA (Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture) and other farm organizations. We also have a supply of pasture raised beef cattle (Holstien / Hereford cross).
We are now offering a CSA on items at our market this year. Vegetables grown and sold through our market are sweet corn, berries (red raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, mulberries, we are planting blueberries this year. We also grow both plum and round tomatoes, all kinds of peppers, cole crops, watermelon, cantaloupe, beans, onions, garlic, cucumber, pickling cucumbers, pumpkins, white pumpkins, summer and winter squash, specialty vegetables and herbs. Pasture fed beef is raised too.
Season: August through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 50
Full Share: $350 full and 200 half share per year. Early member sign up in the month of November and recieve 10% off the 2013 share for either full or half share. Can deliver shareholder boxes to the original night time Farmers Market at Bridgeville just outside of
1/2 Share: $200.00 per year
Work Req? No
7 days a week 9:00 Am to 7:00PM
CSA pick up at farm Sat 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM
7 days a week 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Must call ahead to make arrangements to pick your own. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cottage Gardens, Hermitage Pennsylvania
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All vegetables grown provided the season is plentiful.
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Spring days will soon be here
Spring is coming soon and the winter snow will turn to warm rain and dry windy days. Planting time in the greenhouses are planned and waiting to start. First there will be some colder season crops planted like peas, lettuce, radishes, turnips, kohlrobi, and kale.... [more]