Horn Farm Happenings – April 14, 2023

Join a New Crew at the Horn Farm!

Restoring land and reviving ecosystems takes time and a team. That’s why the Horn Farm Center is bringing together our core values of community and education through a new, dedicated volunteer program that offers more ways for our community to engage with nature and regenerative land stewardship. Through the Horn Farm Community Crew program, volunteers will be able to train with Horn Farm staff and play a key role in specialized projects focused on ecological restoration and bolstering our wild areas: healing the land and our relationship to it.

Perks of membership include ongoing training and education with experienced staff, a free t-shirt, volunteer social events, and the ability to log hours spent volunteering to redeem free class vouchers / other perks.

Over time, we see this program as another way to cultivate a vibrant network of earth stewards dedicated to helping nature thrive! By learning and tending together at the Horn Farm Center, members can take the skills and experiences of land-based volunteering home and further spread the knowledge, determination, and confidence that our communities need to bring ourselves back into balance with nature.

You can learn more about this new volunteer initiative by visiting the link below and signing up for our first training day on Sunday, May 21st!

Click here to Become Part of the Crew!

Claim Your Share: Horn Farm CSA

From June to October, CSA members receive a weekly box of seasonal, organically-grown produce. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Spring: lettuces, spinach, kale, swiss chard, spring onions, beets, herbs
  • Summer: kale, swiss chard, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, beets, summer squash, watermelon, cataloupe, onions, herbs, and more!
  • Fall: garlic, beets, turnips, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, swiss chard, spinach

Fill your plate with local flavor this year! Become a member of the Horn Farm CSA to support local, regenerative farmers and the Horn Farm Center’s land-healing mission.

Pick-ups are at the Farm Stand located at 4945 Horn Road on Wednesdays from 2:30-6:30pm. 
Full Share:  $825
Half Share: $440

Sign up-today to claim your share! Registrations close May 31st.  

Click here to register

Horn Farm Plant Sale on May 6th

Our greenhouse crew has been hard at work sowing and transplanting for the Horn Farm’s 11th annual Plant Salesupported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Stop by between 9am and 3pm on Saturday, May 6th for a wide selection of annual vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, flowers and flowers starts, and native plants (from herbaceous perennials to grasses to trees!). 🌱

Besides the plants, this year’s sale will include additional farm vendors alongside creations from Virtue Local Art Market, refreshments from On My Grind Coffee, live music from Nodding Onion (a project of Tim Seifarth of Earthbound Artisan), and a native landscaping talk by Tony Campisi of Campisi Property Service.

Click here for more information.

Recipes Wanted: Community Cookbook

Horn Farm Center is a people-powered organization. As we approach our 20th Anniversary in 2024, we are looking for new ways to celebrate those who make the Horn Farm Center what it is today.

That’s why we’re compiling a cookbook – to highlight the creativity, stories, and flavor of our community.

Do you have a unique recipe to share? Click here to contribute to the Horn Farm Community Cookbook!

Get Ready to Give Local: May 4-5, 2023

Mark your calendars for Give Local York. This year, York County’s biggest day of giving will run from 9pm-9pm on May 4th and May 5th! 

The real success of Give Local York will not be how much money we raise but the tremendous impact those dollars will have when nonprofits across York County put them to work.

Join the movement by supporting the Horn Farm Center on May 4-5th!

Just in Time for Spring Mushrooms!

Starting Sunday, April 23rd, join us at the Horn Farm Center for a brand new series spanning the fascinating world of fungi. From human health to ecological revitalization, we’ll spend four unique sessions celebrating the incredible versatility, promise, and mystery of nature’s great recyclers.

Registrations are open for individual sessions or the full series. The topics we’ll cover across the series are:

  •  Session 1 (4/23/23): Introduction to Mycology
  •  Session 2 (4/29/23): Medicinal and Culinary Uses of Fungi
  •  Session 3 (5/13/23): Mushroom Cultivation
  •  Session 4 (5/27/23): Ecological and Alternative Uses for Fungi

Join us on Sunday, April 23rd at 10AM for the start of the Spring Fungi Series led by Niles Lavin and Ariane Leitzel from the Eastern Penn Mushroomers.

Click here to learn more and register.