Friday, March 18, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: 2016 Shares, Flyers, & Trainees

Hello from the Farm, 
Many events have been happening on the farm these past couple of weeks. Elizabeth has been seeding in the greenhouse since the beginning of the month.  Some of the plants have even started to make an appearance!  We are hoping that the weather will stay nice so we can start breaking the soil for transplants and direct seeding.  The 2016 Season has started! This is a great time to sign up for your share or tell others to join our CSA. Just follow the link below the 2016 Farm Shares title.  
Do you see the little Kale leaves?
If you are roaming around Lancaster City and Millersville area keep an eye out for our flyers!  We have been hanging them around the local area to attract new shareholders and to educate the public about our mission.  Let us know if you would want to pick up flyers and distribute them yourself.
There was a trainee field day at the farm two weeks ago.  Majority of the trainees have not worked on the farm.  Their experience was filled with planting their own seeds in the greenhouse, a tour of the farm, watching a movie about farming, and picture opportunities by the gator and tractor even happened!
Everyone by the tractor!
2016 Farm Shares
2016 Shares are now available!  For current shareholders and new shareholders please follow this link:
Cheese Share 
Hillacres Pride is again offering their popular cheese share at Homefields. With the CSA you will get 11 deliveries (every other week) of 2 cheeses each.  You will get to sample and enjoy 22 different cheeses throughout the season.  These will include cheddars and colbys (some flavored), fresh mozzarella, artisan cheeses, ricotta, quark, fresh cheese spreads, and feta-just to name a few.  
The hard cheeses are all vacuum sealed and most of the soft cheeses freeze well.  The cheese is made from the milk of our Jersey cows, a milk that is high in protein and perfect for making cheese.  It naturally contains beta-carotene and in the summer the cows graze on our lush pastures and they naturally have a yellow tint to their milk.  
Hillacres Pride is a small family operation in Southern Lancaster County.  To sign-up go to
Fruit Share
Would you like to pick up a CSA Fruit Share when you come to get your vegetables at the farm? It’s time to sign up NOW with North Star Orchard for their weekly CSA Fruit Share, which is available for pickup here at Homefileds for 15 weeks starting at the beginning of August.

CSA Members here have been enjoying the Fruit Share for years, and we encourage you to take a look at what the share has to offer here:

To reach North Star directly with any questions, email
Happy Spring,  
Your Farmers