Villa Maria Farm, Sisters of the Humility of Mary

Villa Maria, Pennsylvania
Family Farm

A farm owned by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary at their Villa Maria Convent.

Operate a 280 acre low-input grain and hay farm; a 8 acre non-certified organic produce, herb and flower farm which gives away 50% of produce to the local under privileged and sells produce via a on-farm market and a CSA. Also have a herd of 50 American Parks heritage beef cattle and a small flock of sheep.

Ear corn, straw and hay are available for sale to the public; additionally, lamb is available seasonally.

In addition to our produce giveaway, we have summer work programs with several groups of at-risk juveniles; host numerous farm tours, school field trips (pre-k to graduate school) and workshops; and work in conjunction with an on site Retreat and Educational Center.

Accept college or graduate school level internships; and volunteer service work.

Listing last updated on Jan 23, 2014

Covent farm owned by The Sisters of the Humility of Mary. Organically raised, non-certified produce, herbs, berries. On farm greenhouse producing bedding flowers, hanging baskets, poinsettias, Easter flowers, fall Mums, and non-certified, organically grown produce flats and 6-packs. Low input hay, straw and ear corn. Certified Audubon nature/hiking trails, labyrinth and arboretum.

Season:  June through October

Type:  single farm

Since:  2011

# of Shares:  45

Full Share:  $475 for 18 week full share, $375 for 18 week full working share, $250 18 week half share, $60 10 week cut flower share, $150 18 week fresh herb and culinary flower share

1/2 Share:  $250 for 18 week half share

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Self pick Blueberries only, on farm, Wed thru Friday from noon to 5 and Saturdays from 10 to 2 unless otherwise personally scheduled

Schedule and Location:

On farm at produce barn
Wed thru Saturday from noon to 5
Saturdays from 10 to 2

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This farm started a CSA this year and much to my sister's and my delight we signed up before the cutoff. Today was our last day receiving our shares and we were quite sad.... [more]

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