Andrew and Dawn Buzby established the farm in 1981 as a labor of love. This love continues today and has spread to other friends and family who now help on the farm. A.T. Buzby Farm is dedicated to producing safe, healthy food in a way that is sustainable environmentally, financially, and socially. The Buzby’s grow the best corn, radishes, & kiwi berries we’ve ever had!
Greensgrow has worked with Fifer Orchards for a long time, and the Fifer family has worked their land for a long time. Since 1919, the family has farmed and cultivated fruit there. We look forward to their call each spring, waiting to hear that the asparagus is peeking out of the soil, and the strawberries are blossoming. Their mission: “To grow and sell high quality produce, while preserving the environment, serving the community and maintaining family values.”
When the Flaim family first got their start farming in 1934, the family grew vegetables and peaches on their land in Cumberland County. Eight decades later, the family now grows only vegetables – including their specialty romaine lettuce – using “a combination of old farming traditions and new farming innovations.”
The Gehman family grows hydroponic lettuce, basil, and pea shoots year round in their greenhouses. Unsatisfied with the quality of their well water, they harvest rainwater from their greenhouse roofs which is cycled through a closed loop system. They heat off wood scrap from the local lumber yard. Smart sustainability work. Great lettuce.
John and Rachel are one of the leading forces behind the Sunny Harvest Co-op, a collective of friends and family farmers in their community. Together they grow a lot of produce for the Greensgrow CSA and Farmstand. Innovative and forward looking, they extend their season with high tunnels, and combine old and new techniques to responsibly and productively farm their land. Their raspberry patch produces some of our favorite berries. In July we send them a wish list for the Winter CSA; members can expect spinach, little carrots, beets, kale, and other greens.
Focused on healthy, high-quality foods from small-scale, family farms, the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is a nonprofit network of 75 organic farmers from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In addition to nearly all LFFC produce being certified organic, the LFFC supports farmers invested in sustainable techniques and IPM methods.
Known today for the wealth of plants and produce that it supplies, the auction started in 1985 as a marketing tool to help local farmers sell their harvest. From the early greenhouse vegetables and plants to mid-summer berries to fall pumpkins and gourds, all the goods sold at Leola Produce Auction are grown by Pennsylvania farmers.
Established by two brothers in the late 1970s, Marolda Farms now grows on nearly 400 acres in various blocks around Vineland with 60 acres certified organic. The Marolda family farms diversified vegetables – such as celery, eggplant, peppers, spinach and more – with a strong commitment to IPM and a careful concern for the environment, land and health of their customers. Their tagline: “To the Marolda family…it’s not just business, it’s personal!” They believe in quality – everything we get is picked early for us the day of pick up.
Produce auctions are the high temples of the Lancaster and Chester County produce scenes. These folks are sitting on some of the most fertile soil in the country, and they mean to keep it that way. In the course of a day, countless growers bring their field work in by horse and tractor. By the end of the day, everything is sold and whisked away to farmstands, markets and restaurants. It’s an efficient and egalitarian way to bring tons of fresh produce in from many small farms and get it back to the city where we can enjoy the bounty.
Now in its third generation, the Phillips family has been growing top-quality mushrooms since 1927. Based inside “The Mushroom Capital of the World,” Phillips Mushroom Farms distributes mushrooms along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada while working toward lowering its ecological footprint – using less energy and emitting less carbon per mushroom. Plus, they’re fantastic at what they do, and they’re right in our backyard.
Queens Farm is an organic Asian vegetable farm, family owned and operated on a sunny hillside in West Chester. They raise 250 different varieties of produce annually, including heirloom tomatoes, yardlong beans, daikon and edamame. We love Ed’s spring onions, tatsoi and long beans.
We met Emanualle at Oxford Produce auction and soon realized that we could benefit each other. He’s a very young farmer who grows on family land. He is working hard to establish his own farm for his own young family. Emanuelle has a great sense of humor and is an incredibly gifted grower relying on modern techniques and a sharp sense of intuition. He farms low-spray, and non GMO. We look forward to his root crops and greens and helping him do what he loves and be close to his family.
Three Springs Fruit Farm has been family owned and operated for over 100 years. Operating as a partnership between David, John, and Ben Wenk, the seventh generation to farm, Three Springs has a wide variety of apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, pears, small fruits, and vegetables for our farmers markets and the wholesale market. Farming on 450 acres, Three Springs is a diversified operation with an emphasis on sustainability and Food Alliance Certified.
A relative newcomer to the Pennsylvania dairy scene, Mark Lopez is no stranger with cows. He’s worked as a vet for most of his life, and shows great care for his animals. He’s grazing a beautiful herd of Ayrshires, and these truly grass fed cows are producing wonderful milk that Mark delivers unpasteurized. They also produce a fine line of cultured milk products including yogurt, kefir, ricotta, feta and more. This is the kind of dairy farming we can really get behind.