Horn Farm Happenings – May 12, 2023

Music, Plants, Community…& More Plants!

Last weekend we kicked-off the gardening season with friends, art, music, fantastic weather and a whole lot of plants at the 11th Annual Horn Farm Plant Sale.

Community members mingled while shopping from a wide array of vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, potted flowers, flower starts, and native plants!

We also enjoyed a special talk on Sustainable Landscaping with Tony Campisi of Campisi Property Service.

A big thanks to Tony for sharing how even small actions can go a long way to transform our backyards into an ecologically diverse landscape!

Did you miss the Horn Farm Plant Sale this weekend? We’ve got left-over plants available for purchase now through Sunday, May 14th!

Everything from vegetables to herbs to hanging flowers, medicinal plants and more–just drop in!

All sales are cash or check only – but CASH IS PREFERRED. Please follow the payment instructions on the greenhouse door when you arrive. We welcome customers after working hours, but please refrain from coming after dark.

We thank this year’s vendors for making the 2023 Plant Sale a huge success:

We enjoyed a vibrant turn-out with music from Nodding Onion, beverages, art, and lots of community. Thanks to all who came out to the Horn Farm Plant Sale!

Horn Farm’s 11th Annual Plant Sale was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We Did It….Together!

Last Friday, we shared how your support regenerates the land and educates our community. During our Give Local York campaign, we highlighted the impact of the regenerative practices that build soil, protect water, and support biodiversity at the Horn Farm Center – and you responded with overwhelming support!

In just 24 hours, 189 of our friends and supporters raised $35,495 to help us heal the land and teach others to do the same. And, since we reached our goal to raise $30,000 in 24-hours, board member Cindy Pizziketti donated a used utility vehicle (UTV) to the farm!

THANK YOU! We are humbled by the generosity of our community, the backbone of our work. A special thanks to our matching sponsors: Mark Silver, Holly Glaser, Cindy Pizziketti, the Horn Farm Center Board of Directors, and 7group.

Following a year of careful planning, we are moving boldly towards a new strategic direction, including rebuilding the farmhouse. Our goals are ambitious, but we know that, together with your support, we can accomplish all of these goals and more. 

Thank you for helping to regenerate the land and educate others to do the same by donating to the Horn Farm Center for Give Local York! Together we will bring restorative transformation to our local communities and ecosystems for the benefit of generations to come.

community-gardens 2019

Looking to garden this year but don’t have space at home? We have a small number of spaces still available in the Horn Farm Community Gardens. 

Each plot measures approximately 20 x 20 feet.

Click here to register.

CSA Share

Only 3 Weeks Left to Claim Your Share!

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

Join the Community Crew!

Restoring land and reviving ecosystems takes time and a big team. That’s why we are launching a new, dedicated volunteer program that offers more ways to engage with nature and regenerative land stewardship.

The Horn Farm Community Crew program offers hands-on volunteer training with Horn Farm staff. Volunteers will play a key role in specialized projects focused on ecological restoration and bolstering our wooded and wild areas.

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.

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

Sign up to join the crew!

Fantastic Foraging at the Horn Farm

Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy and abundant food, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live.

This year, we have a number of unique foraging-focused learning experiences at the Horn Farm – from introductory foraging walks to more advanced intensives and wildcrafting classes:

Join us for our upcoming foraging programs at the Horn Farm Center!