Happenings

Horn Farm Happenings – August 16, 2019

This week we’d like to give a big thank you to two companies that support the Horn Farm Center year after year.

A long time supporter is the FirstEnergy Foundation. MetEd not only supplies our electricity, they also support the Horn Farm financially. On Wednesday, MetEd External Affairs Manager Joe Malda (right) presented a check for $1000 to Executive Director Alyson Earl and Horn Farm Board Treasurer Shayne Smith.FirstEnergy Check Presentation

In June, the Horn Farm received a generous donation of $5,000 from Rutter’s Farm Stores. Horn Farm receives check from Rutter's Farm StoresChristopher Hartman (left), Rutter’s Director of Fuels and Forecourt, presented the check to Horn Farm Executive Director Alyson Earl and Board Treasurer Shayne Smith on June 25 at the farm. The money supports the Horn Farm’s expanding programs for children and youth in 2019.
In addition to classes held at the farm such as The Living Landscape, the donation also supports an exciting partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. Horn Farm staff are teaching gardening practices to Boys and Girls Club staff at the clubhouse in Columbia. Staff are then able to pass on these skills to kids at the clubhouse. This offers many kids their first gardening experience. They get the opportunity to tend, harvest, and eat a variety of fresh produce and herbs. The pilot program has the potential to reach 8000 kids who spend time at the four clubhouses in Lancaster County!

While class fees cover some of the costs of programs offered by the Horn Farm, it is the generosity of local business and people like you that allows us to do what we do. Thank you for your support!


Upcoming events:

Farm Stand – Tuesdays 1 to 7 and Saturday 9 to noon at the farm
Online Farm Stand pre-order vegetables and flowers for pick up at the farm
August 20 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 27 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
September 7 – The Living Landscape
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 21 – Foraging Plant Walk
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 5 – Cooking with Flowers
October 5 – The Living Landscape
October 7 – Kombucha Making
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program
October 19 – Foraging: Soups
October 26 – Holiday Harvest Table I
November 2 – The Living Landscape
November 9 – Foraging: Roots
November 9 – Holiday Harvest Table II
November 19 – Bread Baking
December 7 – The Living Landscape
December 14 – Foraging
Custom Classes & Workshops

See you at the farm!

Horn Farm Happenings – August 9, 2019

Our friend Marc Laucks stopped by the farm a few days ago and took some photos which gave us an opportunity to see our work from another perspective–a bird’s eye view! It’s good to step back and look at how the pieces fit together on the farm and how the farm fits into the landscape of our community.

The Community Gardens are looking amazing!community-gardens 2019community-gardens 2019The Demonstration Farm never looked so good!Demonstration FarmBetsy’s Flowers at the Farm looks beautiful no matter how you look at it.Betsy's Flowers at the Farm from the airThank you Marc!


Upcoming events:

Farm Stand – Tuesdays 1 to 7 and Saturday 9 to noon at the farm
Online Farm Stand pre-order vegetables and flowers for pick up at the farm
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 11 – Botanical Eco-Printing
August 13 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
August 20 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 27 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program
October 26 – Holiday Harvest Table I
November 9 – Holiday Harvest Table II
Custom Classes & Workshops

See you at the farm!

Horn Farm Happenings – August 2, 2019

The farm stand is open! Kilgore Family Farm is offering fresh, organically grown vegetables for sale in our corn barn on Tuesdays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

produce on farm standYou can also pre-order Horn Farm produce from our Online Farm Stand. All items in our store were grown by farmers in our Farm Business Incubator and in our Regenerative Farming Training program. This week we have carrots, summer squash, cucumbers, chocolate mint, and fresh cut flower bouquets. Check it out!


In August we are offering several classes in our summer kitchen and we still have a few spaces left! On August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce,

On August 10, The Ayurvedic Kitchen,

Photo from: “Eat Well, Be Well: Ayurveda Cooking for Healthy Living” by Lois Leonhardi

And on August 20, Roasted Vegetablesroasted vegetables


Upcoming events:
August 3 – The Living Landscape
August 6 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 11 – Botanical Eco-Printing
August 13 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
August 20 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 27 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program

See you at the farm!