Reviews for: Healthy Harvest Farm
Health harvest indeed!
By: Kelli Hoover (Oct 8, 2012)
We've belonged to 3 different CSA's and Healthy Harvest is indeed the best of these. Dave and Sara produce a variety of great quality produce and the share is quite generous. They are also both there each week to greet us and chat. We will sign up again for next spring for sure! And we love the recipes.
Caring for food, earth and family
By: mark davison (May 12, 2012)
We met Dave and Sara when we were involved with another local CSA - they worked hard to bring good food to the harvest and to get to know all of the people involved with the CSA! We learned a lot from them as they shared their love of the land with us and helped us to understand how the food is grown and nurtured under their hands. We were really thrilled that they decided to start their own CSA and jumped on board! We think they are great caring people and support their efforts!
Can't wait for 2012's Healthy Harvest
By: Jason Kaye (Jan 20, 2012)
I have been in a couple of CSAs in State College, and my favorite by far was when Sara and Dave were the farmers. This is their family business and they really take pride in their work. Their produce is great and they are careful stewards of the land. Picking up the share is the highlight of my week because I get to catch up with Sara and Dave and hear about how things are going with the farm. They probably get tired of my questions, but they never show it.
One thing I really like about their approach is that they let you have some choices in what goes into the share. If you don't like beets (or your kids don't), no problem, choose something else that you like more. This cuts down on waste and makes the share a better value. I also like that that Healthy Harvest distributes all of their food to their CSA members. I have been in other CSAs that sell off their pristine produce to grocery stores and then offer the medium quality stuff to the CSA. I am glad that Healthy Harvest doesn't do that. It feels more like the real spirit of a CSA when you are buying an equal share of what's grown. I also like supporting young farmers who are committed to our community. I think it is the best way to take ensure that we will always have a good supply of locally grown food.
a full recommendation
By: Sandy Lindenbaum (Jan 18, 2012)
It was a pleasure getting food grown by Dave and Sara when they were farmers for a CSA in the past. It is a delight to look forward to what their own CSA will yield. It was always great picking food up from them: the food was great and we trusted absolutely that it was grown organically and with care, because Sara and Dave were completely trustworthy and their integrity absolute. Additionally, Sara and Dave were then as now always a treat to spend time with, full of goodwill, energy, generosity. I am glad to have joined their CSA, and recommend doing so without the least hesitation.
Welcome Back Dave and Sara
By: Rhonda Witherite (Jan 17, 2012)
I was sooo excited to hear that Dave and Sara have started the Healthy Harvest Farm CSA in Bellefonte and I am grateful for the chance to be able to once again enjoy their produce. I was a member of a previous farm where they grew and harvested the most wonderful, flavorful, fresh, and nice looking products. I saw firsthand how they worked the fields, planted, cared for and purposely harvested their produce so that it was at peak quality for distribution. Their care and concern didn't just start with the soil and seeds, it went much deeper as they considered their future partners when choosing what to grow and harvest. As well as taking a much deeper concern to produce quality local foods that helped sustain a healthy individual or family to the much bigger picture of helping to sustain a healthy earth that will provide over and over again. In keeping with their concern for the products they grew and the earth they partnered with they extended that to those who trusted them enough to invest in them. Their joy of what they did was infectious as they talked with each member at distribution and their Saturday get down and dirty (if you wanted to) "work" days. They were always willing to educate, share and just get to know all those that became a member. I cannot say enough about Sara and Dave and their produce. WELCOME BACK to being the farmers of my CSA.
Wonderful food. Wonderful people.
By: Michele Gray (Jan 17, 2012)
Sara and Dave are amazing. We first met them in 2003 and are so excited to be part of their new CSA. The variety and quality of the produce they provide has always been fabulous. And they work hard to make sure that there is always a wide selection, while allowing folks a degree of freedom to make their own selections. That is a huge plus when you have kids.
Growing our own food has been a passion of mine for decades. I've written many articles over the years about home farming. These days, however, we're only able to grow stuff at home on a very small scale. So it is always a delight to talk with these farmers about their plans and ideas. Belonging to Healthy Harvest means that we can eat local and sustainably all the time. The best thing about Sara and Dave, however, is the strong spirit of community that being part of their CSA provides. Again, I can't stress enough how very excited we are to be part of their new CSA!