We are happy to announce our first farm event of the season, our Strawberry Harvest Party. The details for the event are in the flier below. There is limited space, so you will have to reserve a spot.
This is our first (and biggest) farm event of the year. We hope you can make it out to meet our farmers, see our produce and fields, and celebrate the first fruits of summer together!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Now that the weather is finally getting warm you might be wondering how Amish produce farmers keep their veggies cold without electric. Well, they simply harvest the cold when it is freely available in the dead of winter. You might remember that last year we barely had enough cold weather to make any ice. That wasn't a problem this year.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Last week we had some of the strongest winds I've seen in four years of living here. The worst of the winds only lasted about half an hour but that was enough to destroy one of the farmer's calf barn and tear up another farmer's greenhouse.
Thankfully we had some warm weather after the storm so the tomato plants in the greenhouse mostly survived until it was rebuilt over the next couple days. The calves were moved to a nearby farm and it will be a while until the barn can be rebuilt with a design that should provide more security.
|The greenhouse on the floor started the day clear on the other side of the small greenhouse in the background. Luckily the wind lifted this one high enough that it didn't damage the smaller one as it flew over it.|
|This whole area used to be under a the roof that is now out in the pasture.|
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Be part of the Pennsylvania Cheese Renaissance
Clarion River Organics works with five Western Pennsylvania dairy farmers who make farmstead dairy products. We sell their products and tell their stories at regional farm markets, and distribute cheese shares all over Western Pennsylvania.
We are seeking an intern to help us take this to the next level. The position involves: managing the cheese stand at farmers’ markets; communicating feedback to farmers about cheese quality; helping plan and assemble weekly cheese shares; and, using social media to communicate with our customers. We would like the intern to help us test the viability of an ice cream business.
The internship will run from June through October, with some flexibility.
Commensurate with experience
Other opportunities and benefits
Opportunities to learn about cheese making and milk production with the farmers exist. Specifically with Riverview Dairy an amish goat and sheep milk farm producing hard and soft cheeses and yogurt, and with Pasture Maid Creamery making hard cow milk cheese and bottling milk. One of the farms is aging wheels in a cave with opportunities to learn about caring for cheese and the art of affinage. Use of the facilities for custom production and aging will be available to the intern.
Looking to hire someone soon!
Looking to hire someone soon!
Nathan Holmes at email@example.com or (720)-432-8276