Horn Farm Happenings – April 19, 2019

Where does the time go?! It’s hard to believe that the first CSA pick up date is just over six weeks away. In the CSA (community supported agriculture) model, members pay the farmer up front for a share of the harvest during the growing season. This allows the farmer to pay for tools, seed, and feed at the beginning of the season when expenses are high and income is low.

It’s been a dream of ours to connect other small farms to you–our community. This year we are delighted that the Horn Farm will be a pick up location for five other local farms! You can get your vegetables through the Horn Farm Vegetable CSA. Whether or not you are a vegetable CSA share holder,  you can get meat, eggs, mushrooms, flowers, and wild foods & medicines delivered to the Horn Farm.  This season we are a pick up location for these other local farms:Betsy's Flower Farm Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm (cut flowers),

oyster mushrooms Hippy Homestead (gourmet mushrooms),

cute cattle at water trough Rising Locust Farm. (beef, pork, eggs, shiitake mushrooms),

Mirror Image Farms (chicken),

and, we are pleased to announce that Sentient Sisterhood (wild foods & medicines) has added the Horn Farm as a pick up location. Contact these farms directly for more information!

On Saturday, June 22, The Cycle Works of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania and 7group will be co-hosting the fifth annual Cycle the Solstice bicycle ride to benefit the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education.cycle the solstice riders en route Cycle the Solstice is a fun 30 or 62 mile bike ride through York and Lancaster counties. The ride will offer cycling opportunities in the beautiful Susquehanna River watershed while providing information about leading healthy lifestyles and supporting ecologically sustainable local food production in the region.

Each ride will begin at the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. Riders will use road blazes and cue sheets to ride their chosen loop at their own pace. Along the way, riders will stop at local small farm businesses and markets for refreshments. Upon completion of their loop, riders will return to the farm to enjoy a lunch made with fresh, local ingredients and, if desired, to tour the farm to see all of the exciting regenerative practices taking place at the farm. Get more information and register here: Cycle the Solstice.Cycle the Solstice

Upcoming events:

April 20 – Wilderness Skills: Foraging, Hunting & Trapping
April 27 – Wilderness Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques
April 27 – Introduction to Lacto-Fermentation
April 27 – Foraging – Spring Greens
April 28 – Nature Exploration (Children’s Discovery Series)
May 3 – Give Local York
May 4 – Heirloom Plant Sale
May 5 – Little Footprints (Children’s Discovery Series)
May 11 – MAEscapes Native Plant Sale
May 19 – Healing Power of Plants (Children’s Discovery Series)
May 18 – Herbal Intensive
May 19 – Mushroom Cultivation
May 26 – Seed to Table (Children’s Discovery Series)
June 1 – Introduction to Plant Communication
June 22 – Cycle the Solstice
June 29 – Raising Insects for Food and Farm
July 18 – Where the Wild Things Grow (Youth Program)
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 29 to 31 – Building Backyard Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
July 29 to 31 – Building Community Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level

2019 Horn Farm Vegetable CSA
Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm Flower CSA
Hippy Homestead Gourmet Mushroom CSA
Chicken CSA through Mirror Image Farms
Rising Locust Farm Meat, Egg, Shiitake CSA
Sentient Sisterhood Wild Foods & Medicine CSA
Regenerative Farming Internship
Woodland Steward Training Program
Herbal Intensive
Foraging Intensive

See you at the farm!yellow zinnia