Pittsburgh's Premier Organic Family Farm and CSA!

Quality local produce for southwest Pennsylvania


 Since 1971 our farm has provided Pittsburgh area customers with local, organically grown produce, fruits, and meats. One of the first organic growers in western PA, for over 40 years we have always grown strictly organically and are certified with Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. Our 80 acre family farm is located near Zelienople, about 35 miles north of the city. We raised an extremely wide variety of vegetable and fruit products, with a 3 acre apple orchard. We have several greenhouses, including high tunnel greenhouses which we used to extend our season. Since 1993 we marketed through an efficient CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) operation and a few wholesale sales. 

We're the real deal--buying direct from a local farm!

We've retired from active vegetable growing, but daughter, Maria, continues to grow organic apples.  After the Fall, she now turns some of these into delicious sparkling hard cider! 

Sunshine energy is always what powers our farm through photosynthesis.  With our 27kW solar array, in 2011, we were pioneers in sun-powering the rest of the farm infrastructure and our home.  In May, we recieved the Lodestar Award from the Pennsylvania Solar Center.  

Spring,& Goings On at Kretschmann Farm 



Tapping Domestic Energy; First Summer'11

Modified Electric Allis-G Tractor 

Apple Bloom & Spring Colors

Blooming Pristines--Great crop coming! 

 Cider Tasting Room--Upper Barn


After the Fall Hard Cider 


...how to get local and organic veggies


 Sign up for the 2021 Season!

 After more than 45 years, Don and Becky are retiring from active farming and passing the torch to a new generation of CSA farmers.  We’re recommending the CSA of another small western PA family organic farm—Who Cooks for You.  They plan to continue operation much as we have.   Season starts the first week of June.   Light, Standard, and Plus sized boxes--$20, $25, $35 per week!

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