Happy Spring! Asparagus is pushing out of the ground, the garlic is tall and happy, and the stinging nettle is perfect for a spring tonic...Spring at the Josie Porter Farm! Our high tunnels are prepped and planted for some early tomatoes and cucumbers, the chickens are just so happy to be in their green pasture and we are in our growing groove! Life is good at the farm. The Buying Club/Farmstand is now open every Saturday, 9 am -2 pm and Wednesday, 3 pm - 7 pm, until December for purchasing seasonal vegetables, meats, cheese, salmon, eggs, garlic vinegar, maple syrup and more...
What's Happening on the Farm
Saturday, May 25 - May Day - 11 am - 2 pm Join the Mountain Grove Waldorf Coop for a day of May fun for the kids! May Pole dancing, music, making May crowns, Children's games and a potluck meal. Bring a dish to share for the meal and flowers for the May crowns.
Family and friends are welcome.
For more info, call Kelista at 570-402-1049.
Sunday, May 26, CSA Potluck and Picnic at the Farm, 2pm - 6pm. CSA members, families and friends invited to our Spring membership event held at the farm this year. Games, kite flying, farm tours, and lots of great food! Not to be missed! Bring your favorite dish to share, chairs and blankets and expect to have a fun day at the farm!
Saturday, June 8, Stargazing Program with Rich Grebb, 8:45pm - 10:30 pm. Back by popular demand, Rich will lead us on a journey of the celestial sky. Please arrive on time, as the Star Chart interpretation & discussion will begin at 8:45 in the parking area followed by a walk up the hill to the telescope. Telescopic viewing will run from twilight until approximately 10:30 pm. Suggested Donation: $3 for CSA Members, $5 Non-members, $2 children under 12. Monies collected will be used to support agricultural education programs at the Josie Porter Farm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-992-0899 as space is limited.
Saturday, June 15, 3rd Annual Cherry Valley Festival at the farm. 10 am - 5 pm - The Cherry Valley Festival will be held to celebrate the unique natural environmental qualities of the valley and raise awareness of conservation efforts underway. The Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA), a non-profit organization committed to enhance public understanding of conservation and water issues is organizing the event in collaboration with the Josie Porter Farm. This year will feature “Bird the Ridge – Conservation through Observation”, a public outreach program presented by Audubon PA. Overall, the festival is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural resources of Cherry Valley while promoting healthy living options for residents and visitors. This will be a fun-filled day with family activities designed for the participation of children and adults. Planned events include educational speakers, nature walks, demonstrations, and environmentally themed vendors, arts and crafts. In addition, there will be: food and beverages available, a variety of raffle items, and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting BWA. Live entertainment throughout the day will include strolling musicians from the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society. The festival is free to the public.
CSA & Buying Club Update
Our CSA membership is full for the 2013 season and we are now taking names for our 2014 waiting list. If you are interested in our Buying Club, visit us at the farm on Saturdays between 9 am and 2 pm or Wednesday between 3 pm - 7 pm. Applications are available online and also at our retail outlet at Shoppes on Main in Stroudsburg, where some of our products are available (maple syrup, honey, garlic vinegar, canned products, organic coffee, and more), 580 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA. Find Shoppes on Main on Facebook. Wednesday - Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-4,
Please feel free to contact us about our farm stand/buying club or to order garlic vinegar. We officially open our farm stand on Saturday, May 4 and will be open until December 22. The farm stand/buying club is located at 6514 Cherry Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, PA .
Last year we diversified our farm operation to include a "Buying Club" at our on-site farm stand. The Josie Porter Farm will be actively working with a number of other small family farms within our regional "foodshed" to insure the highest quality and widest variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables in our newly developing "Buying Club" and within the weekly CSA share. Variety and choice has been expanded through this collaboration and augments our notion of providing a local food hub for one-stop healthy, sustainable food shopping. We will be offering locally and regionally sourced: honey, maple syrup, meat, eggs, cheese, breads, wild caught Alaskan salmon and more! Click here for information about the Buying Club.
The foremost program of the Josie Porter Farm is the Cherry Valley CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) operation which provides a weekly share of produce to at least 100 families in the local community. We are full for the 2013 season. Click herefor more information about the CSA.
If you are interested in our new Buying Club, applications are available on our website. Cherry Valley CSA and the JPF Buying Club are programs of the Josie Porter Farm.
We are located eight minutes south of Stroudsburg in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and offer families an opportunity to partake in fresh, locally grown and organically managed produce. Families who participate in the farm support the cost of raising these delicious vegetables, and help maintain the environmental and scenic quality of the beautiful Cherry Valley area of the Pocono Mountains. The local community of shareholders and members becomes connected with and mindful of the real needs of our Earth, the Valley, and this farm.