The Josie Porter Farm is going into their seventh 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 100 in 2013.
The farm has a diversified operation including the CSA, a farmstand and buying club, farm markets and garlic products 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. The farm stand is open every Saturday, May 5 until December 22, from 9 am -2 pm.
The farm, envisioned by farm manager Heidi Secord and her husband Gary Bloss, focuses on the legacy of 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.