Friday, April 12, 2019

New! Home Delivery Option for Pastured Meat

New! Home Delivery Option for Pastured Meat
And More Produce Options through Partnership with Penns Corner Farm Alliance

The farmers of Clarion River Organics are busy plowing and planting and the animals are enjoying the first green shoots of new growth in their pastures.


Get your choice of pastured meat cuts delivered directly to your door.

New this year we're letting you pick any grass fed beef, heritage breed pastured pork, and pastured chicken cuts you want and we'll deliver them to your door.
  • Go to our market site and order just what you want.
  • We'll contact you to confirm home delivery details.
  • Each month we'll deliver whatever you ordered in an insulated container to your home.


Shop for Meat

Our organic vegetable CSA shares are now available through Penns Corner.

We're teaming up with Pittsburgh's farm cooperative Penns Corner to deliver our organic vegetable CSA shares this year.
  • Sign up at their website.
  • Choose "Organic Harvest" to get the classic Clarion River Organics produce share including a letter from the farmer each week.
  • Add on new options like eggs, cheese and fresh flowers for more local goodness.



Monday, April 30, 2018

"Keep us here all simply in the springing of the year..."


Spring Greetings from all of us at CRO!

Sprouting Greens
Yes, we think it's safe to say Spring is finally here! It's hard to believe more than half of April went by before your CRO growers could plow their fields, let alone transplant their greenhouse seedlings. Nevertheless, progress has been made and we hope you're as excited as they are for the first, fresh vegetables of the season!

While continual fieldwork is in order for your growers, they’ve also tied up administrative duties — harvest plans are officially confirmed! Now the fun part of farming and hard workseeing if harvest projections can be reached or exceeded begins!

CRO continues to grow, and we welcomed two additional local growers into our cooperative this year, which will happily increase our variety even more. These families are looking forward to introducing themselves to all of our CSA members and can't wait to help feed you and your family.




Rippling Brook Farm Greenhouse




Speaking of food, by the time June rolls around, you can expect to enjoy our organic: asparagus, beans, beets, bok choy, brocolli, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, cucumber, kale, lettuce varieties, onions, scallions, strawberries, tomatoes and zucchini!








It's hard to believe, but in just four weeks our first 2018 CSA share will be delivered!


Don't forget about our new Free Choice CSA option this season — a box full of our available produce completely customized by you! Enjoy the freedom each week to select, item-by-item, what you’d like to have delivered to you in your CSA box! Subscribing to this option will allow you to create an account for our online storefront, and will give you access to our entire inventory each week — a virtual farm-stand, so to speak! It's a perfect CSA for those of us who worry about waste *and* struggle with picky vegetable taste!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. 


Happy Spring from All of Us at CRO!

How fortunate each dawn...




Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Seedlings Amidst a Wintry Spring



It's two days into Spring, but, alas, Winter seems to have no plans to make room for a new season. A nor'easter called "Toby" made Winter's stubbornness loud and clear by throwing snow all over our farms today! Gentle Spring seems no match for harsh Winter — if not for our thriving army of seedlings sprouting up in your humble CRO greenhouses! We visited a few farms recently and caught a glimpse of these little signs of Spring expectation...

Over at Rippling Brook Farm, Aaron and his family are tending to a houseful of cabbage seedlings:

Just down the road, Emanuel and his family are caring for a healthy collection of fennel varieties:

And at Josiah's, our last stop, we spotted seedlings of Kohlrabi and Red Kale:


So long as temperatures remain low, the wood burners in these greenhouses will be put to good use! And don't worry, we've plenty of wood stored up to keep these plants, our homes and our families nice and cozy during, what looks to be, the fickle Spring weather ahead!



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

See you in CRO country!

Please join us to celebrate the start of a new growing season. Spring on the farms is lush with crisp greens and lettuces of which we grow many varieties. You'll tour thru a few in the fields and get a shot at Kale picking. 

We hope you can make it out to see our produce and fields, connect with the land on which your food is grown, and celebrate the beginning of the growing season with us, our growers, and each other.


Click HERE to RSVP and reserve your spot!

Once you RSVP the events details such as address and directions to the farm will be emailed to you the week before. Any other inquiries please email info@clarionriverorganics.com or call 412-589-9276

Monday, June 22, 2015

Finally some sunshine

Red and green cabbage soaking up the sun.
Finally a beautiful sun filled day after weeks of rain! As much as the plants were loving all that rain, they're loving all this sun too. Myself I used the good weather to go tend the bees whose honey you may have received in the CSA or from our stand at the Pittsburgh Public Market.