It's garlic harvesting time! Join us on the farm to help us harvest, bundle and hang our garlic. Smell like garlic, eat a little garlic and take some garlic home with you. Hats and water canteens are suggested for each work day. Come and join the fun and hard work of harvesting the Josie Porter Farm Garlic. It will make your garlic taste better knowing that your hands helped out the Josie Porter Farm Crew!
Our Buying Club/Store is now open on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 3 to 7 pm and Saturdays, 9 am to 2 pm. We are in our 9th week of CSA distribution which is on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-7 pm.
We have lots of great events coming up:
August 1 & 2 Friday 3-7 pm and Saturday 9 am -2 pm, Woman Farmer Day, 10% of sales will be donated to the Pennsylvania Women in Agriculture Network (PA WAgN). Farmer Heidi is on the steering committee along with other women farmers from around the State. PA WAgN supports women in agriculture by providing positive learning environments, networking, and empowerment opportunities. Please come out and support this PA based organization
August 14- The Mountain Grove Waldorf Inspired Co-opOpen House held at the Farm - Time to be announced
The tomatoes and peppers are looking great in the field! Garlic was harvested and hung in our barn to cure this week. The early tomatoes and cucumbers are now being harvested from our high tunnel. We will have cucumbers available for sale this week in the store! And we are excited to announce that we have been approved by NRCS for funding of another high tunnel. This time we are going big and will be building it this Fall. Look for our high tunnel building, 2-day workshop coming up in the Fall. Work in the next few weeks will be focused on planting our Fall crops and keeping up with the weeds. Community work days, Farm picnics and pancake breakfasts have been scheduled. Be sure to check out our events page for our updates.
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. ― Wendell Berry
The hours for the Buying Club/Farmstand are:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 3 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm
We have seasonal vegetables, meats, cheese, salmon, eggs, garlic vinegar, maple syrup and more... Visit our farm store and consider becoming a Buying Club Member. If you are interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or applications are available on-line.
What's Happening on and off the Farm
August 16 & 17 - Garrison Arts Fest - Join us in Garrison, NY for this awesome 2 day festival along the Hudson River. We will be marketing our garlic and making bratwursts & salmon burgers. 10 am to 5 pm.
August 23 & 24 - Keystone State Hot and Stinky Garlic Festival - Drums, PA - Garlic and garlic vinegar. 10 am to 5 pm.
August 30 & 31 - Pocono Garlic Festival - Shawnee Mountain - Garlic, limited produce, cheese and Heidi's Farmside Grill featuring salmon burgers and bratwursts. 10 am to 5 pm.
CSA & Buying Club Update
CSA membership is full for the year. If you are interested, we can put you on our 2015 Waiting List.
In the meantime, come visit our Buying Club/Farm Stand and see what we are about and what we have available. If you are interested in our Buying Club, an application is also available on the bottom of this page or visit us at the farm during our business hours. Buying Club membership is open for new members throughout the year.
Please feel free to contact us about our farm stand/buying club or to order garlic vinegar. We officially open our farm stand on Saturday, May 3 and Friday, May 2 and will be open every Friday and Saturday until December 20. We will then re-open after New Years. The farm stand/buying club is located at 6514 Cherry Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, PA .
Last year we diversified our farm operation to include a "Buying Club" at our on-site farm stand. The Josie Porter Farm is actively working with a number of other small family farms, who share our values, within our regional "foodshed" to insure the highest quality and widest variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables in our "Buying Club" and within the weekly CSA share. Variety and choice has been expanded through this collaboration and augments our notion of providing a local food hub for one-stop healthy, sustainable food shopping. We will be offering locally and regionally sourced: honey, maple syrup, meat, eggs, cheese, breads, wild caught Alaskan salmon and more! Click here for information about the Buying Club.
The foremost program of the Josie Porter Farm is the Cherry Valley CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) operation which provides a weekly share of produce to at least 125 families in the local community. Click herefor more information about the CSA.
If you are interested in our new Buying Club, applications are available on our website. Cherry Valley CSA and the JPF Buying Club are programs of the Josie Porter Farm.
We are located eight minutes south of Stroudsburg in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and offer families an opportunity to partake in fresh, locally grown and organically managed produce. Families who participate in the farm support the cost of raising these delicious vegetables, and help maintain the environmental and scenic quality of the beautiful Cherry Valley area of the Pocono Mountains. The local community of shareholders and members becomes connected with and mindful of the real needs of our Earth, the Valley, and this farm.