Food/Housing – Farms/CSAs

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Local Farms and Community Supported Agriculture

A CSA(community supported agriculture) or farm share is where you pay the farmer a certain amount of money (sometimes called subscribing) and they give you fresh local veggies for a period of time. Often you can receive food every week for the whole summer. IT’S SO COOL!

For folks interested in subscribing to a farm share, they can visit www.csacenter.org, enter their zip code and up pops the list of CSA farms available to their region.

Mildred’s Daughters Urban Farm 412-799-0833  1100 Normahill Dr. Pittsburgh, Pa 15201-2149 mildredsdaughters@earthlink.net 
An organic farm in Stanton Heights.  They often have volunteer events and happenings on the farm.  They also offer CSAs

Wilmington Gardens  Phone: (724)946-2573  Rd #1 Box 329 New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16142  Email: naturgro@prodigy.net  offers Certified Organic Produce available at the East End Food Co-Op the Highland Park, Mt. Lebanon, and Strip District Farmers Markets

Healcrest Farm  412-362-1982 Working to grow herbs and vegetables to serve the local community on reclaimed land in Garfield.  Often have events and workdays, always looking for volunteers.

Kretschmann Farm 724-452-7189, kmann@usaor.net

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance 814-743-6589 a ctfarms@helicon.net             
a cooperative of southwestern PA farmers (Pittsburgh and Allegheny County)

Sarver’s Hill Farm- 724-834-2334 psarverfarm@aol.com
(eastern Pittsburgh suburbs)

Two Farms CSA 724-226-3939 (North Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh)

The Food Farm is a nonprofit farm near McDonald, Washington County.  This farm donates its crops to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and relies heavily on its volunteers. the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 412-460-3663. Volunteers are able to go to Food Farm every Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00

Farm Manager, Food Farm, Inc. 724-747-4889 (cell)
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org

Garden Dreams 412-638-3333 Local organic produce grower and also sells seedlings/plants for you to grow yerself.

Mung Dynasty 412-381-1350 (call before noon) 21st and Mary Street rear (Southside) Grows lots of different organic sprouts and offers tours and advice for home sprouting. open 7:00am – noon (mon-sat)

Farm advocacy and Youth Programs

Pittsburgh Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture PHONE www.pasafarming.org  info@pasafarming.org a non-profit, member-based organization creating networks and markets to strengthen the ties between concerned consumers and family farmers.

Slow Food Pittsburgh www.slowfoodpgh.org PHONE Slow Food is an international organization founded in Italy in reaction to fast food restaurants appearing there.  Slow Food is a great resource for all concerned about sustainable agriculture and local food systems

Braddock Summer Youth Program Helen Walcher 412-913-1391

urban gardening project that employs kids during the summer
Grow Pittsburgh 412-473-2542 www.growpittsburgh.org
Teaches about and advocates for urban farming in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Project 412-321-1678 2801 N. Charles St. (Northside)
Have an urban farm for youth, a café run by students, and use the produce they grow in their café.  Also offer classes.

Farmers Market Friends: 412-576-9355, darcavinee@yahoo.com Farmers Market Friends – aims to generate enthusiastic, informed public involvement and investment in building dynamic, innovative sustainable community farmers markets.

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