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Winter CSA Special Offer Inside!

Posted 10/19/2017 8:09am by Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance.

Don’t wait to sign up!  Now through October 21st when you enter the code SWEETTREAT on the checkout page you will receive 5% off your CSA!*  

Sign up now to take advantage of this offer!  

*Discount is only available to members who have not registered yet and complete their registration now through October 21st.  

The Winter CSA consists of 9 biweekly deliveries beginning November 15, 2017 and running through March 14, 2018.

The Winter CSA is filled with Fall and storage crops like Winter Squash, potatoes, apples, and greenhouse lettuce.  It also contains shelf stable items from our farms including grains, maple syrup, honey, and our own line of value-added items.  Members can also expect items like eggs and cheese most weeks.

This CSA also makes a great gift, think about purchasing one for your family and friends!

The deadline to register is November 3rd, so sign up now!

Interested in meeting Penn’s Corner Staff and learning more about our CSA?  Attend our End of The Season Celebration on October 21st at East End Brewery!  Current members who register in advance will receive a free beer!

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance is a proud member of:

We were on TV!

Posted 5/7/2013 12:26pm by Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance.

KDKA aired an awesome feature on Penn’s Corner last night about the Farm Stand and the hogs at Hilltop Farm!  Check it out here!

Penn’s Corner has a home!

Posted 12/5/2012 11:17am by Neil Stauffer.

For the first time ever, Penn’s Corner now has an office and warehouse space!  We can be found at 6400 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206.  We are very excited for our walk-in coolers, space to pack CSA boxes, and office!

Winter is here…

Posted 12/14/2011 12:05pm by Neil Stauffer.

and the Penn’s Corner Farmers and Staff are all busy planning for the year ahead.  Currently, we are working on crop allocations for 2012, the CSA schedule, pricing and hopefully some new incentives for members!  CSA sign up will open in January probably mid-month.  Stay tuned!

The first week of our Winter CSA Share went very smoothly and staff rather enjoyed packing the boxes themselves!  We look forward to continuing this new endeavor.

Our Farm Stands continue to be well utilized and will run all the way through winter so be sure to stock up on local eggs, bread, cheese, meat and produce at one of our three Farm Stand locations.  You can also get the best that southwestern PA has to offer at our partner restaurants!

 

 

New Lawrenceville Farm Stand Pick-up!

Posted 10/4/2011 9:39am by Neil Stauffer.

The Farm Stand Buying Club has a new pick-up location in Lawrenceville at the Stephen Foster Community Center.  The first pick-up will take place on October 17th with online ordering begining on the 10th.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

Get Your Summer CSA Share Before It’s Too Late

Posted 4/28/2011 12:03pm by Neil Stauffer.
We still have some 24 week Harvest Shares available.  This share begins in the first week of June and runs until just before Thanksgiving.  We will take new members until May 31st or until we are sold out.  Sign up for yours now before it’s too late.

Earth Day in Mt Lebanon!

Posted 4/26/2011 2:02pm by Neil Stauffer.

Penn’s Corner will be joining Goose Creek Gardens and many other great vendors at the Mt Lebanon Earth Day this Saturday! We will be selling and sampling some products, and would love to see you there!

CSA Newsletter Blog!

Posted 4/19/2011 12:15pm by Neil Stauffer.

Our weekly newsletters are no longer those clumsy pdf files that you have to download.  Now it’s just a simple blog that we hope will be considered an improvement by all!

Click HERE to read the Penn’s Corner Weekly Harvest Blog!

Each week there is one post which lists the contents for both Tuesday and Wednesday boxes.  Recipes we love, current events, news from our farms and recipes from local chefs are also featured on the blog.

First boxes of the season!

Posted 4/12/2011 12:00pm by Neil Stauffer.

Our farmers and staff have just finished packing the first CSA boxes! We are so excited for a smooth start to the season, and hope you love your boxes today!  If you haven’t joined the CSA yet, sign-up for the 24 week Summer share is still open, even though our Spring share is currently sold out. We would be happy to put you on the waiting list for the Spring shares while you wait for your Summer share to start in mid-June!  Sign up online, or send us an email at csa@pennscorner.com to be put on the waiting list.

Top 10 Sustainable Food Books

Posted 4/8/2011 10:58am by Neil Stauffer.

Looking for some Spring reading? Check out this link for the top 10 Sustainable Food Books from Audubon Magazine!

 

Penn’s Corner is looking to hire a delivery driver!

Posted 3/31/2011 12:40pm by Neil Stauffer.

Penn’s Corner is looking for a talented and dedicated delivery driver for the 2011 season and beyond. The delivery driver will help us make our weekly CSA, Farm Stand, & Restaurant deliveries. We prefer applicants who are willing to have a flexible schedule. The right candidate will start with a part-time schedule (20 – 30 hours/week), but more hours will become available as the growing season progresses.  Click here to check out the Job Description and contact Clint at 412-335-3947 or clint@pennscorner.com if you or someone you know is interested!

Spring Shares Sold Out!!!

Posted 3/31/2011 9:05am by Neil Stauffer.
Our 2011 spring shares are sold out.  If you were hoping to purchase a spring share please email us at csa@pennscorner.com.  We will put your name on a waiting list just in case we have any spots become available. We still have summer shares available so be sure to grab one before they are all gone!  Click here to sign up now.

Come visit us at the Farm to Table Conference!

Posted 3/24/2011 5:10pm by Neil Stauffer.

Come visit us this weekend at the Farm to Table Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown! We will be hanging out at the PASA table on Friday, so be sure to come say hi!  http://farmtotablepa.com/

 

Local Food Grower Showcase

Posted 3/9/2011 11:17am by Neil Stauffer.

Check out this PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE article featuring Penn’s Corner, or come see us at the Local Food Grower Showcase tomorrow!

 

Penn’s Corner 2011 CSA Sign Up!

Posted 3/4/2011 12:50pm by Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance.

Penn’s Corner is still accepting 2011 CSA members.  Our spring share begins April 12th.  That means that our farmers have no more time to be idle and are hard at work already.  Seeds are germinating as I type!  Sign up will close for the share on April 1st.  That leaves just four weeks to grab one up.  Click this link to go to our sign up page.

Please make note of the following new pick up locations:

We no longer have a pick up at Tazza D’Oro in Highland Park but we have two other locations in the neighborhood. One is on Jackson and one on Heberton near Stanton.

We have a new location in Dormont on Windermere.

A new Squirrel Hill location on Fair Oaks.

New Greenfield location back on Millington (at a different address).

A third Mt. Lebanon location on Briarwood.

Our Cranberry pick up has moved to nearby Bradford Woods.

Lawrenceville will no longer be at Dozen on Butler but has moved to a residence on Penn Avenue.

And finally, our Point Breeze location as moved to Lloyd Street.

If you have any questions or need help signing up please contact Karlin at csa@pennscorner.com.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

 

Looking to split a CSA share?

Posted 3/1/2011 1:51pm by Neil Stauffer.

Is the prospect of a CSA box every week too overwhelming?  Try splitting a share with someone!  Contact us at csa@pennscorner.com and we will try and help connect you with someone in your area to split a share with!

 

Farming Apprentice Position Available!

Posted 2/24/2011 2:50pm by Neil Stauffer.

One of PCFA’s member farms, Matthew’s Family Farm, is looking for a farming apprentice for the 2011 season for their vegetable farm in Eighty Four, PA. Interested? Check out this link and apply!

 

Get your 2011 CSA share now!

Posted 2/14/2011 1:38pm by Neil Stauffer.
2011 CSA memberships are selling fast this year!  Seems like folks are ready for spring and all of the wonderful, locally produced goodies that come with an early CSA share.  We still have shares available so sign up for yours while there is still time.  We are already beginning to plan for those first boxes in April!

Film Viewing

Posted 2/9/2011 10:35am by Neil Stauffer.

TEDx Manhattan:

Changing the Way We Eat

Join the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)  

and Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE)  

this Saturday, February 12th,  

for a local viewing party and discussion  

about sustainable local food systems!

Penn’s Corner 2011 CSA Sign Up is Open!

Posted 1/21/2011 3:33pm by Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance.

We are very excited to announce that we have opened up our sign-up for the 2011 Penn’s Corner CSA!

We have a new website and new payment options this year!  If you choose to pay with a debit card or credit card you can pay in full or schedule your share to be paid in three installments.  Please note that if you sign up and pay in full (single payment) by the end of February, you will receive a 3% discount!

In-full payments by check are the most cost effective for our farmers.  Please choose this option when possible although all forms of payment are certainly welcome.  Additionally, we are happy work out other payment schedules when necessary- just contact us.

Click here to sign up now!   Or, if you want to find out more information first check out the CSA tab on our website.  If you would rather not join online, feel free to contact Karlin (our CSA Manager) and she will sign you up over the phone.  412-586-7577.

We look forward to having you in our 2011 CSA.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We welcome you to spread the word!

 

Penn’s Corner 2011 CSA Sign Up is Open!

Posted 1/21/2011 3:15pm by Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance.

We are very excited to announce that we have opened up our sign-up for the 2011 Penn’s Corner CSA!

We have a new website and new payment options this year!  If you choose to pay with a debit card or credit card you can pay in full or schedule your share to be paid in three installments.  Please note that if you sign up and pay in full (single payment) by the end of February, you will receive a 3% discount!

In-full payments by check are the most cost effective for our farmers.  Please choose this option when possible although all forms of payment are certainly welcome.  Additionally, we are happy work out other payment schedules when necessary- just contact us.

Click here to sign up now!   Or, if you want to find out more information first check out the CSA tab on our website.  If you would rather not join online, feel free to contact Karlin (our CSA Manager) and she will sign you up over the phone.  412-586-7577.

We look forward to having you in our 2011 CSA.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We welcome you to spread the word!

Check out our New Logo!

Posted 1/17/2011 2:38pm by Neil Stauffer.

 

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…

 

Excited for the 2011 CSA Season???

Posted 1/12/2011 12:47pm by Neil Stauffer.

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 Voted Best CSA of 2010!

Posted 12/13/2010 9:15am by Neil Stauffer.

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!!

Penn’s Corner featured in Edible Allegheny Magazine!

Posted 12/8/2010 4:07pm by Neil Stauffer.

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!

Thank You CSA Members!

Posted 12/1/2010 12:21pm by Neil Stauffer.

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!

 

New thinking about what we’re eating

Posted 11/16/2010 9:50am by Neil Stauffer.

Be sure to check out….

Fresh
A film by ana Sofia joanes

Film viewing: November 17
Magee Auditorium
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.

Time for Turkeys!

Posted 10/22/2010 3:43pm by Neil Stauffer.

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 farmstand@pennscorner.com 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.

 

12-Week Final Harvest Shares Available for a Limited Time!

Posted 8/23/2010 1:10pm by Neil Stauffer.
It has been a very busy and exciting year so far for the Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, and we are finally able to add more CSA members for the remainder of the season!  This share will start for Tuesday drop off sites on August 31 and Wednesday sites on September 1.  Pick ups will continue for 12 weeks with the last pick up being Tuesday November 16 or Wednesday November 17.
The cost for this 12 week share is $300.  You can pay for your share in full or pay $200 at sign up and the balance by September 27th.
We will be accepting new members for a very limited time.  Click here to sign up by 5 pm on Thursday August 26th!
We look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to answer any other questions you might have.   Feel free to email our CSA Manager Karlin at csa@pennscorner.com with questions.

Thanks for your interest in supporting your local farmers!

–Penn’s Corner

Broccoli, zucchini and peaches. Oh my!

Posted 7/7/2010 7:02am by Neil Stauffer.

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 csa@pennscorner.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.

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