What We Grow All Organically!
The variety of products raised is probably wider than that provided by any other western PA organic grower and ranges from vegetables in season to apples, cider, fresh herbs, blueberries and strawberries. It's a lot like eating out of your garden! Early in the season we have spinach, lettuce, strawberries, onions, beets, fresh herbs, kale.... Midsummer you'd see peppers, tomatoes, new potatoes, broccoli, sweet corn, blueberries, lettuce, squash.... Late season brings apple cider, spinach, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, beets, cauliflower.... In the fall we have larger quantities of potatoes, carrots, apples, cabbage, and beets which can be stored for later use. We are also happy to bring along larger amounts of items for you to freeze, can, or store.
We take a special pride in our fresh greens and herbs. A steady succession provides you with lettuce nearly every week. Enough herbs are given through the season, that by drying, one is able to accumulate a pretty good supply for the winter. And we have learned that Pittsburghers can be really adventurous in their tastes! Many years ago we found mesclun greens to be a surprise hit and continue to hone our expertise at putting the mix together. We try new crops and varieties to put a little surprise into the mix. Rainbow chard, fennel, radicchio, heirloom tomatoes, ethnic pepper varieties, and many other items you'd likely not bother with when purchasing in a grocery store are part of the package.
We try to solicit information from subscribers as to what they would like to have grown and adjust planting accordingly. We keep track of individual subscriber's tastes with a brief preference list reproduced on the box tags, though admittedly one sometimes gets unfavored items. On a one-time basis, we will give subscribers an unusual item just for diversity. Many people find this an adventure-- maybe they have never made a fresh salsa, or are unfamiliar with kale, cress, radicchio, or fennel.