Horn Farm Happenings – February 28, 2022

2022 CSA Registration Now Open

Since 2016, the Horn Farm CSA has been providing community members with weekly boxes of fresh, chemical-free vegetables and fruits.

This year, we are pleased to continue to offer the Horn Farm CSA in partnership with the Kilgore Family Farm and other local farms including York Fresh Food Farms and Green Bean Farm.

Regenerative Agriculture is more than just growing healthy food. Regeneration is about nurturing relationships – to the land, to ourselves, and to one another!

Reconnect this year by becoming a member of the Horn Farm CSA – supporting your health, local farmers, and the important work we do at the Horn Farm Center to steward the land and teach others to do the same.

The Horn Farm CSA runs 20 weeks from June through October. Each week offers 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

Pick-ups are at the Farm Stand located at 4945 Horn Road on Wednesdays from 2:30-6:30pm. 

Full Share:  $750
Half Share: $400

Click here to register.

Join the Team: Now Hiring

Are you eager to contribute your talents to a mission that you are passionate about? We might have the right position for you!

We are seeking enthusiastic, cooperative, and hard-working individuals to join our regenerative team. We are currently accepting applications for two positions:

  • Community Engagement Coordinator (Full-time or Part-Time)
  • Land Steward Assistant (Seasonal, Part-Time)

Click here to learn more.

seedlings ready for the heirloom plant sale

Horn Farm Center Plant Sale: May 7, 2022

Mark your calendars! The Horn Farm Center’s 10th Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 7th, 2022 from 9AM to 3PM!

This year’s sale will be an exclusively in-person event. Stop by and select from a wide variety of organically grown vegetable, herb, and flower starts. Newly added this year are grasses, herbaceous perennials, vines, trees, and shrubs.

The Horn Farm Plant Sale offers organically-grown plants from the Horn Farm Center and our growing partners: Kilgore Family FarmBetsy’s Flowers, and Calyx Native Nursery.  The event will also feature a number of local vendors.

While we are no longer offering online pre-sales, we put together an online catalog for those of you who enjoy browsing and planning in advance.

Click here to learn more.

A Sign of Health & Restoration

Recently, HFC Board Member and Master Watershed Steward, Cindy Pizziketti, caught a glimpse of this red-backed salamander along the creek banks at the Horn Farm. In addition to the joy of uncovering wildlife, finding amphibians like this salamander can be a good sign!

Salamanders are considered bio-indicators due to their sensivity to enviornmental change. With permeable skin, salamanders are like “environmental sponges” and tend to thrive in freshwater ecosystems with high water quality. Seeing this little critter is sign that all of our hard work to protect and restore the ecological health of our farmscape truly pays off.






Welcome New Intern, Logan Kline

Meet our newest team member, Greenhouse Management Intern, Logan Kline! Logan was born and raised in York, PA and graduated from Eastern York High School in 2018. He is currently a full-time student studying biology at Penn State York, with a specific interests in plant science and horticulture.

Previous work experience with larger regional plant distributors has driven him in the direction of self-sustainability, permaculture, and reconnecting with local natural environments. He spends his free time reading and studying as well as hammocking, hiking, and sightseeing when outdoors.

Logan will work with us for several hours a week until May, assisting our Farm Manager and land stewardship team with plant propagation and general greenhouse management.

Farmhouse Update: Building for a Better Future

Our Facilities Team is leading the effort to redesign and rebuild the Horn Farm Center’s historic farmhouse. Team members meet weekly and are currently working to engage a design and construction team that will help us reach our goals to build and expand in a way that is ecologically responsible and supportive of our organizational growth.

Some of our goals include:

  • Expanding our capacity to host large events and educational programs
  • Reducing our ecological impact and operational expenses through green building technologies
  • Designing for accessibility, adaptability, and growth with more office space, larger meeting rooms, a classroom space, storage, and public restrooms
  • Restoring and honoring the historic character of the building

In addition to rebuilding the farmhouse, our Facilities Team is working in partnership with our Board of Directors and staff to develop site and facilities plans that align with our ongoing evolutionary vision. We have lots of work to do! Stay tuned as we will continue to share our progress and seek your input along the way.

For questions, concerns, and insights, please contact us at info@hornfarmcenter.org.