Reaping What We Sow

Preparing for a Rich Harvest of Local Natural Foods

by Reid Boyer and Michelle Bense

We are what we eat. Simple, yet profound, it means eating healthy foods leads to enjoying a healthy life. Though we are aware of this absolute truth, current lifestyles reflect convenience and rock-bottom prices at the expense of our health, environment and local farming heritage. As a society, we have globalized our diets at the cost of the extinction of numerous plant species and burdened our environment with fertilizers, pesticides and the impact of transporting food from all points of the globe.
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Rent Chickens for Fresh Eggs in Your Own Backyard

hershberger chicken lendersHershberger Heritage Farm (HHF) is offering a backyard chicken rental service called Chicken Lenders—an opportunity to experience owning hens for fresh eggs daily. Participants can rent two or four chickens from between four to 30 weeks. HHF will provide expertise on chicken keeping and offer ongoing support throughout the process.
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APRIL 2015: Nature’s Wisdom, Table of Contents

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Pastured Chicken Shares Available From Hershberger Heritage Farm

HHF CSA-FlyerHershberger Heritage Farm is now offering shares in its pastured chicken CSA program, which runs for 26 weeks, from mid-May through mid-November. Members will get their choice of whole or cut-up, fresh, certified organic, pastured chicken. Sign-ups will continue throughout the summer, with late sign-ups being pro-rated for the remaining number of weeks in the season.
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Large and Small Weekly Shares Offered by Living Hope Farm CSA

Living Hope Farm, a nonprofit, community supported agricultural farm (CSA) in Harleysville, offers large and small shares for its summer growing season. Both large and small shares are available for weekly pickup. The farm produces chemical free, locally grown fruits and vegetables to its CSA members and operates a public, indoor farm market from May to November.

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Roots to River Farm CSA Offers Vegetables and Flowers

Summer shares are now available for the Roots to River Farm community supported agriculture (CSA) program in New Hope. Full and half shares are offered to area residents in a program running from June through October.

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Endless Bounty Dynamic CSA Partners with Silver Lake Nature Center

The Endless Bounty Dynamic community supported agriculture (CSA) program will be partnering with the Silver Lake Nature Center, in Bristol, this spring. The program is coordinated by Guzikowski Farm, which will source from itself as well as other local farms each week. To ensure a share, members are asked to sign up by April 10.

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Roots to River Farm opens in New Hope

r2rfarmRoots to River Farm is a small farm located in Solebury Township that specializes in organically growing heirloom varieties and producing year-round for farmers’ markets, restaurants and a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Area residents can now buy into the CSA program with full and half summer shares and winter shares. Pickup will be at the Buckingham Friends Meetinghouse, 5684 York Road, in Lahaska, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays. Continue reading