Local Farms

*Please know that this list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to endorse any particular merchant or farmer.  Use your own discretion when researching and purchasing from local food sources.*

There are countless local farms and farm products available in this region.  We do not intend to reinvent the wheel on this blog, but the farms listed below are simply ones that our group members have used.  Please contact us if you would like to see other farms (including apiaries) listed here!

Very helpful websites for searching regional farms:

Local Harvest
Eat Wild - Pennsylvania listings (pastured livestock farms)
Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local

Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.'s) available in Indiana:

Who Cooks For You Farm (organic C.S.A./farm)
181 Eddyville Rd.
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
814-256-3858
From their site: "Who Cooks For You Farm is a family farm located in the rolling hills of Armstrong County.  We use organic farming practices sustainably working with our soil and nature.  We offer a diversity of fresh and nutritious vegetables, fruits, and herbs."
*NOTE: as of March 2013, we are discussing how to get this C.S.A. to Indiana.  We might create a rotation schedule of people to make a weekly pick-up at the farm, but nothing is concrete yet.  The farmer has asked us to stay in touch and we can work something out!*

Davis's Greenhouses (C.S.A.)

Penn's Corner Farm Alliance (C.S.A.)

Farms in Indiana:

The Indiana County Farmers' Market runs from June to October.  See the Tourist Bureau site for more information.

The Indiana County Fair features farmers from all over the region.  It is held annually at the end of August.

Yarnick's Farm
155 Thomas Covered Bridge Rd.
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 349-3904
Yarnick's Farm is open seasonally and grows a large variety of produce.  They also raise beef cattle, which feed on the grain grown on the farm.

Reeger's Farm
755 Laurel Rd.
Shelocta, PA 15774
(724) 463-0440
Reeger's Farm is open seasonally and grows a large variety of produce.

Dorr Farms
1267 Kauffman Rd.
Indiana, PA 15701
724-463-9170 or 724-465-7608
Beef, eggs, produce, straw, hay, oats, wheat, corn, whole wheat flour, corn meal, baked goods, jams & jellies, firewood & equipment repair.

Dairies & Meat:

Vale Wood Farms 
517 Vale Wood Road
Loretto, PA 15940
(814) 886-7171
Home delivery of fresh, rBST-hormone-free milk and dairy products.  Vale Wood Farms grows the crops to feed their own herd of cows and allow the cows access to pasture as weather permits.  The milk is processed into a full line of all-natural dairy products, including ice cream, cottage cheese, sour cream, butter, buttermilk, and more.  They also deliver other items like eggs and frozen goods that do not carry the Vale Wood name.  Call for prices and further information.

Your Family Farmer (formerly "The Family Cow")
3854 Olde Scotland Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202
All items are available via drop points; some items are available for home delivery from Rosary Acres.
From their site: "Your Family Farmer is your local source of raw milk, raw cheese, pastured poultry, grass-fed beef, woodland pork, garden produce, herbs and more. All of this is delivered to your area of PA. All of our foods are soy-free, GMO-free and grown with respect to the Creator. Some of our foods are certified organic and all are grown with organic principals."

Green Fiddle Farm
5655 Hyndman Rd.
Buffalo Mills, PA 15534
814-977-7466
jesseyarnell@hotmail.com
From their Facebook page: "Natural, pastured chicken available, fresh or frozen. Our chickens are raised on pasture in pens that are moved daily to a fresh "salad bar." All natural feed. No growth stimulants or antibiotics. A real chicken with amazing taste.
We also will have pastured pork available this Fall. Raised out on pasture, no growth stimulants or medicated feeds."

Members of our co-op have also ordered pastured meats from these farms:
Polyface Farms (Virginia)
Tender Grass Farm (Virginia)

Grass-Fed Beef Farms in western PA that exhibited at Farm to Table:
Weatherbury Farms (Avella)
Pasture Perfect Beef (Grove City)

Plant Nurseries/Greenhouses/Education:

Twolick Valley Nursery
3135 Airport Road
Indiana, PA
(724) 463-7634
cell (412) 289 1339
info@twolickvalleynursery.com
Organic gardening options - organic fertilizer, organic weed control, and organic pest control.  Vegetable plants and live herbs for sale as well as full line of landscaping plants, mulch & topsoil by the ton, etc.  Gift shop stocks natural/organic shampoo, conditioner and lotion, plus natural pet care products - shampoo, deodorizer, paw balm, etc.

Plant-It Earth Greenhouse
1462 Rhine Rd.
Blairsville, PA 15717
Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, etc.  See article on SBDC.

Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living
93 Quiet Creek Lane
Brookville, PA 15825
814-849-9662
quietcreek@windstream.net
From their site: "We are a non-profit, charitable, educational organization dedicated to increasing the public awareness of conservation, ecological thinking and healthful sustainable living.
Come visit our farm and wander through our beautiful, lush gardens of organic herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers. Discover this warm, friendly place and attend a class, browse through our gift shop full of fresh and dried herbs, herbal teas, vinegars, essential oils, wreaths, soaps, herbal salves, tinctures, mushroom logs, books, bird and bat houses-all made here at Quiet Creek."

Mills:

717 Saxonburg Blvd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
(724) 352-9500
Certified organic farm and flour mill; organic & natural foods supplier.  Order direct, purchase at Back to Nature health food store on Warren Rd., or get home delivery through Rosary Acres.

1 comment:

  1. looking for raw milk and raw milk products near IUP college.

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