Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Notes from Your Farm: Your Farm as a Pick Up Location

Hello from the Farm,   

Your CSA has a lot to offer just with the vegetable share and fruits that come throughout the year -- but!  Did you know that your CSA is a pick up location for other Farms that offer special selections?!?  You have the choice of purchasing a Fruit Share, Cheese Share, Mushroom Share, and Coffee Share this year!  All of this can be picked up when you come and get your veggies.

Below are all the shares with information about the cost and amount of product you will receive.    

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

Coffee Share
Do you enjoy whole bean coffee?  Do you purchase the coffee at a specialty coffee shop? Or maybe the local grocery store?  One has fresh coffee, the other an affordable price. Want to have both?  College Coffee Roasters has partnered with Homefields to create a coffee share.  College Coffee Roasters offers 6 Fair Trade Organic (FTO) coffees.  A different coffee will be available each week for 6 weeks, by the 1/2 lb.  
Cost of the share will be $36  
In order to start, we'll need to know if you are interested.  If you wish to purchase a share, please make the check payable to Homefields and have it sent to: Homefields Inc., 150 Letort Road, Millersville, PA 17551.  Also make note on the check that it is for the coffee share.
The funds generated by the share will help fund projects at the Farm.
If you have questions please contact Bruce at: 717-278-0839

Abendessen Bread
Bread will be offered once again when you pick up your veggies.  This is not a share but can be bought at the farm when you want some, as supplies last.  

Homefields Event 

2017 Fun in the Dark Golf Night

Weather sure has been nice lately, right? Well, we're predicting a storm on Friday, May 12—a meteor storm of glow-in-the-dark balls—and would like you to join us in making it rain. This fundraiser will start just before twilight on an illuminated course. Special balls and course, cart, and golfer lighting will be provided by Homefields.
Light food from Copper Hill Public House at Crossgates will be for sale at the snack bar, along with beer and lighter beverages. Full meal service and stronger beverages are available at the restaurant for those who require deeper fortification before heading out into the dark. Snack bar service will begin at 6:30.
Crossgates Golf Club
1 Crossland Pass, Millersville, PA
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30 pm

Click here for registration form. Can be mailed to address below or emailed to

Best ball and scramble format.
Registration starts at 6:45.

Register now: $45 Per Golfer
Sixsomes are the model we follow in assigning holes, rather than traditional foursomes.

Homefields - 150 Letort Road, Millersville, PA 17551

Our Pollinator Garden in bloom!

See you in June,

Your Farmers

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