Horn Farm Happenings – May 13, 2022

We Did It Together

Last Friday, we shared our goals to Transform Horn Farm as part of Give Local York. Throughout the day, we revealed our new strategic vision and you responded with overwhelming support!

In just 24 hours, 181 of our friends and supporters raised $27,896.00 to help us acheive our goals.

THANK YOU! We are humbled by the generosity of our community, the backbone of our work. A special thanks to 7group and a Horn Farm Center board member, who sponsored our efforts to raise $25,000 with two $5,000 matches.

7group’s contribution will help us rebuild the farmhouse, while our board member match will go towards solar panels, supporting our new initiative to become completely carbon neutral by 2028. This is just one of several new strategic goals.

Following a year-long planning process and the devastating farmhouse fire in 2021, we are moving boldly towards a new direction. Our goals are ambitious, especially as we navigate the challenges of rebuilding. But we know that, together with your support, we can accomplish all of these goals and more. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Horn Farm Center and our mission. Together we will Transform Horn Farm. 

Betsy’s Flowers: CSA Shares Now Available!

Organically-Grown Cut Flower Bouquets
6-week Shares with 2 “Artisan Add-Ons”
4 Pick-up Locations: York, Harrisburg, Camp Hill and Hampden Twp.

Betsy’s Flowers Bouquets will once again be offered on a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) platform, much the same as a vegetable CSA, but instead of vegetables you will receive flowers.

Buying a “share” upfront helps us to buy our seeds and supplies. In return, you will receive 6 weeks of organically grown, fresh cut flower bouquets along with a Victorian “Language of Flowers” interpretation of your bouquet. A few of the flowers we’re growing are: Sunflowers, Zinnias, Lavender, Cosmos, Snapdragons, and a variety of perennials.

This Season you will also receive two “Artisan Add-Ons”. Each share will receive one of Laura Desautels’ (Betsy’s fellow flower grower) custom homemade botanical soaps and a set of 4 nature inspired notecards by Cape Cod artist, Kathy Meyers, during the 6-week period.

Your bouquet will arrive in a Kraft paper sleeve, all ready for your favorite vase or jar!

There are four pick-up locations:

  • Horn Farm Center – Wednesday from 2:30 – 6:30 pm
  • 2134 North Second Street, Harrisburg (Formerly TMC Wellness through Movement) – Friday from 3:00– 6:30 pm
  • You’Topia Salon, 15 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill – Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Healthy You Cafe, Hampden Market Place, Enola – Friday from 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Weather permitting the first CSA will run from:

  • Wednesdays 6/1 – 7/6/22
  • Fridays 6/3 – 7/9/22

Cost: $135 per share per 6-week session

Click here to learn more. 

Claim Your Share: A Few Spots Left!

Your weekly box of organically-grown, farm-fresh produce awaits you!

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.


A Rainy, Muddy, & Joyful Plant Sale

Four inches of rain and a week later we wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in the 2022 Horn Farm Plant Sale!

Thank you to all of the growers, vendors, volunteers, and dedicated plant-lovers who purchased plants…THANK YOU for coming out, depite the rain, cold, and mud, to support our community of growers and the Horn Farm Center.

Cheers to a bountiful gardening season!

cycle the solstice riders en route

Cycle the Solstice is Back!

Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022 for Cycle the Solstice, hosted by The Cycle Works of Wrightsville to benefit The Horn Farm Center.

Cycle the Solstice is a 30- or 62-mile bike ride through York and Lancaster counties that showcases the beauty and the bounty of the Susquehanna river valley. Riders will depart from the Horn Farm Center in the morning, riding their chosen loop at their own pace. Along the way, riders will stop at local small business farms and markets for refreshments produced at the farms and other local food and agriculture businesses.

Upon completion of the ride, participants will enjoy a catered lunch and musical entertainment by Bend the Rails, a soulful blend of gutsy folk, blues, and country music. A limited number of lunch tickets are available for those who prefer not to ride but want to enjoy the celebrations at the Horn Farm. Lunch tickets are $15/person and can be purchased on the registration page below.

Click here to register. 


Wanted: Equipment & Expertise

We are currently in search of a number of items and services that will help us achieve our mission to connect soil, food, and people in ways that improve the health and resilience of our community. 


  • Seeking an IT professional who is able to offer occasional technical support
  • Seeking a painting contractor who can help revitalize our corn barn (accepting bids and welcoming discounts or pro bono offers).
  • Seeking an active or retired mechanic, who would like to offer their time to occasional volunteer projects on our farm equipment and vehicles


Can you help out? To offer your time, talents, equipment, or tools, please contact Farm Manger, Andrew Horn at farmmanager@hornfarmcenter.org.

Hometown History at the Horn Farm

Jamie Kinsley, PhD. and Dominish Miller, MLS, hosted an episode of “Hometown History” at the Horn Farm Center on April 28, 2022. In this episode, Jamie and Dom explored “Hellam’s Horn Farm: Growing the Three Sisters, Imperial apples and George’s favorite pawpaw dessert!”

Jamie and Dom also filmed a bonus interview with Sprout of Hope’s  Zach Routson

Click here to watch Hometown History, Season 2, Episode 4