Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Notes from Your Farm: Farm Weekend Events!

Hello from the Farm,   

Reminder that this weekend is our Farm Weekend Events.  Let us know if you are attending. Saturday is going to be sunny and a high of 55 perfect weather to have a planting workshop!  

Farm Weekend! 

First Friday in Lancaster City (4/7):
Your Farmers will be located in front of Mio Studio celebrating the beginning of Spring by handing out fliers and FREE lettuce plants!  Come see us at 154 N. Prince St. Mio Studio makes sculptural jewelry out of recycled hardwood and metal.  We will be there from 6:00pm till 8:00pm.

Open House (4/8): 
11:00am till 1:00pm - Here at the Farm: 150 Letort Road, Millersville - Free & Open to the Public

Prepare to get dirty! We will be kicking off the day by having snacks and refreshments with your Farmers, then we will be having a planting workshop for our shareholders (if you bring someone who is not a shareholder they can do the planting workshop by giving a small donation), hands on kid activities, and will be winding down with a relaxing tour of the farm. This is a great time to explore the farm while bringing friends and family. Come join us rain or shine!
Planning on coming or have questions, please call the Farm Manager Taryn Hogeland at (717)871-3110 or email

If you are coming to the Open House please follow the detour signs to get to the farm. The intersection at N. Duke St. and Letort Rd. is closed because of road construction. The best way to come to the farm off 999 is to turn onto N. George St., then right onto W. Frederick St., then a left onto S. Duke St., then right onto Walnut Hill Rd., right onto Sun Ln., and then a right onto Letort Rd., the farm will be on you right.  Basically driving around the whole farm to get to the entrance!  

Spring into Action!  
Sign up now to make sure you are a shareholder for the 2017 Season. Follow the link to signup:

North Star Orchard Fruit Share
Would you like to pick up a CSA Fruit Share when you come to get your CSA vegetables? It’s time to sign up now with North Star Orchard for their weekly Fruit Share, which is available for pickup for 15 weeks starting in August.

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

This is not ordinary fruit, but unique and heritage varieties which are full of flavor: plums with pizazz, perfect peaches, amazing Asian pears, great (seedless) grapes, astounding apples, and a sprinkling of heritage pear varieties.

Sign up directly with North Star on their website (link again to ), or if you need to reach them directly, email

And for a quick view of North Star Orchard itself, enjoy this 90-second bird's eye view (link to: )

Hillacres Pride Cheese Share
Goodwill at Homefields farm will be a pickup location for Hillacres Pride Cheese share once again for the 2017 Season.  

The share will usually start with the first pick-up at your veggie share location and run every other week for 11 pickups, which usually encompasses June-Oct. A share contains 2 cheese items with each delivery.

They will range from cheddars and colbys to artisan cheeses, such as our Susquehanna and Cave Aged Arcadia; to fresh cheeses like ricotta and our signature flavored fresh cheeses.  It is always fun for us to select the share items and we hear it is a fun surprise for the customers. We offer a bit of information about the cheeses and are hoping to incorporate recipes this year as well.

11 bi-weekly deliveries $125.00

Signup by following this link:

Village Crest Farm Mushroom Share
Village Crest Farm is a fourth-generation family farm near Strasburg that grows a variety of gourmet mushrooms for fine restaurants and your table, using chemical-free practices.  We are pleased to announce that Goodwill at Homefields Farm will be a pick up site for the Village Crest Farm mushroom share during their regular vegetable share season.
Offerings: Choose either 12 or 24 weeks of delicious seasonal mushrooms. We grow a beautiful variety of oyster mushrooms including elm, golden, brown, blue, and pink oysters rotating from week to week depending on season and temperature. Other species such as lion's mane and chestnut mushrooms may make guest appearances during the season as we continue to develop new varieties.
June through November (24 week) share = 1 lb fresh gourmet mushrooms weekly - $360
June through August (12 week) share = 1 lb fresh gourmet mushrooms weekly - $180
To reserve your mushroom share, please contact:
Scott Breneman

See you at the Open House this Saturday!,

Your Farmers