Monday, March 20, 2017

Notes from Your Farm: Spread the Word!




Hello from the Farm,   


It is finally Spring!  Even though we just had a foot of snow last week it is finally melting, the birds are singing, and the trainees are back at the Farm! Our Farm helpers are back at it again greenhouse seeding, watering, and prepping blueberries for the season.  It is definitely Spring!

Spring is the time to spread the word about your Farm!  Help us spread the word and mission of this Farm by sharing this blog post with friends and family in the local area.  It is a great way to let the community know what we are doing here on the Farm!  Easily sharing this blog post on your Facebook page will help spread our mission.  Thank you! 



Information about Goodwill at Homefields Farm: 
When you buy a share at our Farm you directly support the people with disabilities that we train and employ. They develop horticultural skills on the farm and enjoy the outcome of their own labor.  Learning these skills might help them find competitive work within their local community.

We are a chemical free CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in Millersville, PA. Growing various types of vegetables and fruits that you will pick up on a weekly basis starting in June and ending in November.  While you pick up your vegetables there is a Pick-Your-Own Field for shareholders to harvest at their choosing. Our Farm wants our shareholders to come pickup their vegetables at the farm because they will have a full understanding of where their food comes from, how it is grown, and who is growing their food.  The Farm is for shareholders to help the community understand where their produce comes from, having a better connection with the environment they live in, and for delicious fresh food.
Signup for your share for the 2017 Season TODAY!

Signup by following this link: http://goodwillathomefieldsfarm.csasignup.com/members/types




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.

Open House (4/8): 11:00am till 1:00pm - Here at the Farm - 150 Letort Road, Millersville - Open to the Public - 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, kid activities, and will be winding down with a relaxing tour of the farm.  Come join us!  This is a great time to bring friends to the Farm and ask questions about what we do here.




Spring is here!,


Your Farmers
 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Notes from Your Farm: A Glimpse into the 2017 Season

 


Hello from the Farm,   


Thanks to everyone that came out in the cold to support your Farmers on First Friday.  We were able to talk to many people about the Farm while talking to new shareholders and current ones!  We will be at First Friday once again on April 7 in front of Mio Studio.  (As long as it doesn't rain...keep your fingers crossed!)  

 
                               

Our stand in front of Mio Studio on First Friday!                         



2017 Season Signup!
Didn't signup for 2017 yet?  Well don't worry there is still room for you!

Signup by following this link: http://goodwillathomefieldsfarm.csasignup.com/members/types
   


A Glimpse into the 2017 Season...
Farmer Elizabeth is back at the farm this week!  She has been working hard in the greenhouse by seeding some of our cold hardy crops.



Farmer Elizabeth watering early plants in our greenhouse.

Our early planting of Broccoli and Cabbage from February is looking amazing!  We moved these plants over to our second greenhouse, that is not heated, so the plants can get use to the outdoor temperatures.  



Broccoli and Cabbage plants getting use to the colder temperatures in greenhouse 2.

We picked up our seed potatoes yesterday from a local company.  It will be in about a month when we will be cutting them and then planting them in the fields with the trainees!

Your Farmers have been hanging fliers and distributing pamphlets throughout Lancaster City the past couple of weeks.  Keep a look out for our fliers while traveling through Lancaster's cafes and art galleries! 




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 https://northstarorchard.com/fruit-share ), or if you need to reach them directly, email Lisa@northstarorchard.com

And for a quick view of North Star Orchard itself, enjoy this 90-second bird's eye view (link to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izdj6VIWyao )   




Spring is 1 Week & 4 Days away!,


Your Farmers
 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Notes from Your Farm: Farmers at First Friday in Lancaster City!

 
Hello from the Farm,   



First Friday in Lancaster City - March 3
Your Farmers will be in front of Mio Studio celebrating the coming of spring by handing out plants that can be taken home and fliers to promote your CSA.  Stop by to see your Farmers and discuss the 2017 Season! 

Mio Studio is located at 154 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603

Your Farmers will be there from 5:30 till however long we can stand the cold!

Mio Studio makes sculptural jewelry out of recycled hardwood and medal. More info can be found at www.miostudio.com



2017 Season Signup!
Didn't signup for 2017 yet?  Well don't worry there is still room for you!

Signup by following this link: http://goodwillathomefieldsfarm.csasignup.com/members/types
   
 

See you at First Friday,

Your Farmers