The Josie Porter Farm is going into their twelfth season of operation. The farm operates on a portion of the former Snyder Farm, which is owned by Stroud Township and was acquired as part of its open space initiative. The main program of the farm is the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation that provided 45 shares to the community in 2007 and has increased to over 180 in 2018.
The farm has a diversified operation including many CSA membership options, an on-farm buying club market, winter markets and garlic products from the farm sold at garlic festivals throughout the Northeast. The farm offers healthy,whole foods from local and regional sources, a local food hub that offers honey, maple syrup, meat, cheese, eggs, salmon, and more all year long. In the summertime the farm stand is open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 3-7 pm & Saturday 9 am- 3pm & Sunday 10 am - 3pm. Winter hours are posted on the website and on FB, and are based on weather and product availability.
The farm, envisioned by farm manager Heidi Secord and her husband Gary Bloss, focuses on the legacy of Josephine Porter, who made biodynamic agriculture preparations in this country for almost three decades at this farm. Biodynamic growers recognize the soil itself to be alive and that human health and vitality depend upon the health and vitality of the soil. The concept goes beyond the term "organic." The mission of the farm is to connect people to theearth through agriculture, education and community.