The Penn's Corner Board of Directors and Staff have worked very hard over the last year with Bearded Studios to create a new image for Penn's Corner. We are all very proud to introduce our new look which we feel echoes the Penn's Corner aestetic and is rather pleasing to the eye. Click here to read Bearded's perspective of the process. And without further adieu...
We plan to have our CSA sign-up open by January 17th at the latest. We are working very hard on an upgrade of our website and putting new payment options in place for our 2011 members! We will be unveiling our new, improved and long awaited Penn's Corner Logo on the new site. Don't worry that you've gone to the wrong site when it doesn't look iimmediately familiar.
We welcome new and returning members to sign up once we are up and running. We are offering the same shares as last year at the same prices. Stay tuned!
Penn's Corner was voted the best CSA/Farm share of 2010 in the Pittsburgh City Paper Best Of Awards! Check out the article here. Thanks for all the votes!!
The first annual Penn's Corner CSA picnic was featured in the December/January article of Edible Allegheny! Be sure to pick up a copy or check out this link to see if your recipe was included!
2010 has been a great year for Penn's Corner. We packed and filled more CSA boxes than any other year, and had our first anual CSA picnic! Thank you for your continued support of the Penn's Corner farmers and of sustainable agriculture in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
We are already planning for our 2011 CSA season and hope to have you all back next year to enjoy it! Look for new member sign-ups in January already! In the meantime, check out our online Farm Stand to enjoy great Penn's Corner Products all year round. Also, don't forget to become a Penn's Corner fan on Facebook and share pictures and recipies with other Penn's Corner members.
The Penn's Corner Staff wishes you all a wonderful and relaxing holiday season!
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Film viewing: November 17
7 to 8:30 pm
To register, call 412-802-8299 or visit www.magee.edu (Click Classes and Events)
Magee-Womens Hospital is proud to sponsor a showing of the movie, "FRESH". This film documents efforts to forge healthy, sustainable alternatives to an agricultural system that has become more industrialized. The film features Will Allen, then recipient of the MacArthur 2008 Genius Award. Dr. Stephen Hasley will provide a brief overview of antibiotic use in agriculture and some of the adverse health effects. Shaun Staller and Meredith Montalto from the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming will also be in attendance.
Fall is upon us, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! That means it is time to order your turkey from Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance! We have two Penn’s Corner Farms raising beautiful turkeys for us this year; Weeping Willow Farm in Hartstown, PA, and Food from the Earth Farm in Emlenton, PA. These are free range turkeys with no hormones or antibiotics. They will be sold for $4 a pound, and are available in a variety of sizes. Pick up for the Turkeys will be on Monday, November 22nd at the Penn’s Corner Farm Stand in Squirrel Hill at the Church of the Redeemer at 5700 Forbes Ave between 4pm and 7:30pm. The deadline for placing an order is November 12 at 5pm.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or are interested in placing an order. Please specify whether you would like a small (13lbs and less), medium (14lb-17lb), or large (18lb and more) bird. These turkeys are still gobbling in the fields, so these weights are just our best estimation. We will get you a turkey as close to your weight preference as possible but we can't promise that it will be exact. The earlier you arrive to the pick-up, the more likely you will be to get your desired size. The turkeys will be frozen.
This is the first year any Penn’s Corner member farms have stepped up to the challenge of raising turkeys and we are very excited to be able to offer them to you! Be sure to check out the pictures below of your turkey roaming the organic apple orchards at Food from the Earth Farm! We look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for your interest in supporting your local farmers!
Our 2010 July Harvest Share is off to a great start!
For the time being we are not able to add additional members. If you are interested in having your name placed on a waiting list please feel free to email Karlin at email@example.com. We will contact you via email if we have shares available.
Remember to check out our Farm Stand page to see the dates of upcoming Farm Stands and have your name placed on that mailing list if you are interested. Members and non-members alike can purchase produce, bread, cheese and a variety of pasture raised, local meats through our Farm Stand.
Here comes the summer squash, tomatoes, peaches and peppers!
We will be adding new CSA members beginning the week of July 6th/7th. This July Harvest share will be 20 weeks long. Email us today to get on the waiting list! We will continue to take and add new members until the 30th of June. After that we will go back to a waiting list for at least four weeks.
The cost of the July Harvest Share is $495.00. Members can pay online via Google Checkout or by check. Pay in full or provide a $200.00 deposit at sign up and payment of $147.50 by July 30th and another $147.50 by August 30th.
To get on our waiting list please email Karlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.