Thursday, April 28, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: 2016 Season is Starting!

Hello from the Farm, 
Planting, Planting, Planting!!!  Your Farmers have been transplanting cold crops, such as Kale and Broccoli, we have been direct seeding even more crops, while planting warmer crops in the greenhouse.  Busy!  Everything is starting to appear slowly with a lot of help from this beautiful weather.  There has also been landscaping going on around the farm. Trainees have been pruning and mulching since they have started back at the farm.
Farmer Brad is seeding in the greenhouse.
I hope all of you are feeling the rush of excitement for the 2016 Season to start in a couple of months!  If you haven't signed up it is not too late to do so now.  Just follow the link below the 2016 Farm Shares title.    
Strawberry blooms are telling us we will be seeing fruit soon!
If you are roaming around Lancaster City and Millersville area still 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.
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 Planting,  
Your Farmers