Early Spring: & Greenhouse filling Quickly: CSA Shares Now Available

With February now here; even if the ground hog went back to 6 more weeks of lounging, here at the farm we are now on our way. With in the next month we’ll fill the greenhouses brimming with the young plants which will eventually fill our fields. Our shop is busy with maintainence projects making sure our equipment is ready. By mid March the plows will be hitched and field turned & by April Spring Greens will be ready for our local patrons to purchase here on the farm. On our schedule for new projects we have incresed our laying flock, thus it became nessesary to install a new coupe & grazinng padocks. We are also working out the details of erecting several high tunnels as well as revamping our extisting greenhouse with a few well needed upgrades. There are still a couple of organic seed purchaes to be completed , as well we’re anticipating our organic mineral and potting soil alotments to arrive. Even if the snow does fly there is a lot going on here at the farm. As always we encourage you to share with our community, the only thing better than those 1st spring greens from the garden is being apart of the CSA community that sustains the farm which now celebrates it’s 33 year growing local & growing organic.

Shares now Available for 2012 CSA Season/ Farm Celebrates 33rd Season

   Snow may be on the pumkin, but that does not mean that our growing season has ended here at the farm, actually we have only just begun. This time of year we begin to plan our planting schedule for spring. Currently we are compiling & placing seed orders. Contracting minerals to boost soil fertility,…

April Opens Our 33rd Season on the Farm in 2012!!

Many Folk feel abandoned and at a loss when most Farm Markets close at the end of the season come late October. Here at Sarver’s in an effort to extend our market season, we will be open in our barn  Thurdays, November 3rd, 10th,17th & Tuesday Nov 22, from 2-6pm. Then come April 2012 we will reopen the barn for a market Thursdays 3-6pm till our regular season of farm markets begin in May. We will be offering fall veggie selections and apples in November & in April  spring greens and vegetable plants for the home gardeners. So come visit the farm this November, we still have lots to offer & remember Come April are doors will be open to welcome you and all the joy that spring brings to the garden and your pallet.

How Real is Fresh from the Farm?

These days “Farm Fresh” is all around as media buzz words. How many of us also have seen the signs “Farm Market”, only to realize the phrase is used to get your attention so you shop another huckster’s or grocer’s scheme to rob you of your hard earned food dollars. having Summer arrived you see many road side stands pop up selling ” Mellons, Lopes,& Corn”,when for us real growers those crops will not be ready till late July, August & September! The Commercial definition of “Local” as quietly perscribed by most commercial suppliers and roadside hucksters these days, means the produce can be picked up from a suppliers warehouse & delivered with in 24 hours of the destination site. So for example produce grown in the Delmarva region of the Atlantic shore of the USA can be sold as “Local” in Pittsburgh Pa.  Many “Farm Markets” in our area allow vendors to sell a large percentage of  products they have not produced themselves or that is truly in the neighborhood “Local”.

As  one of Greensburg’s few truly local farm & growers since our creation in 1979 we have strived to support truly “Producer Only Markets” and harvest all our products to be sold or distributed through our CSA straight from our organic fields right to  our community, our neighbors. The farm actually does not even have a cooler for storage, we haven’t needed it, and based on our direct distribution from field to consumer approach, more than likely never will.

A Tomato fresh picked from the vine always taste better than one sitting around awhile & especially better than a refridgerated one. The same holds true for all produce. Come see for yourself visit us at the farm markets sposored by the FMACW (Farmers’ Market Assoc. of Central Westmoreland) either Tuesdays at the Westmoreland Museum on Main Street 3-6pm, or Saturdays at Lynchfield Park in Greensbug 9-Noon.   Meet the real farmers & taste what “Really Local” is all about!!