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Harvest Valley Farms

Contact Info

Name: Art King
Phone: 724-443-5869
125 Ida Lane

Description

On-Farm pickup is customized and is set up just like a farmers' Market. You have a choice. When you pick-up at a city drop-off location, you will get what is in season at that time.. You will usually get 8 differant items each week with a regular membership. For on-Farm pick-up,standard membership, there are two mandatory items every week, then you can pick 6 more from about 20-30 other different items on display. An "item" might be: 1/2 doz corn, 3 zucchini, 3 peppers, 1 pint of strawberries. Also, our season is fairly long for PA, therefore we do substitute for fruits and vegetables early in the season like free range eggs, homemade jams, honey from the bees on our farm...ect.

Harvest Valley Farms grows over 65 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Brothers Art and Larry King along with Art's son, David King manage the farm of 135 acres. Currently 133 CSA members pick up their shares at the farm on Tuesday's from 3 to 6 pm or Wed. from 4 to 7 for 23 weeks a year and another 165 members use a drop site in the city of Pittsburgh. It works like this for pickup at the farm: you have two mandatory items, then you can pick 6 additional items from the 20-30 that are on display. One "item" might be: 1 watermelon, or 4-cucumbers, or 1 lb. of green or yellow beans, ect. We have an annual "Farm Field Day" where members can come and get a "farmer guided" hayride tour at one of our three farm locations. As of winter 2011, we have 6 drop sites in pittsburgh.

CSA Details:

Season:  June through November
Type: Single farm
Since: 1999
No of Shares: 350
Full Share: Standard membership is $500 per year, advanced $560 per year for a 23 week season. (That's less than $22 a week for a regular membership
1/2 Share: $260 for a half share (bi-weekly)June 9 to Oct. 27 for Pittsburgh, June 7 or 8 to Oct 25 or 26 for Farm pickup
Work Req? No

Pick Up/Drop Off Points:


Aspinwall 
(Thu)
Pickup is Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm, location is 1 block off Freeport Road, 3 min. pickup time getting off Rt 28 and back on
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-816-0854
Address: 5 Center Ave. Aspinwall, PA 15215

Carnegie Mellon University  (Thu)
Solar House , Thursdays from 4 to 7
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-816-0853
Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Harvest Valley Farms (On Farm)
Members pick up their shares at the farm on Tuesdays 3-6 pm or Wed. 4 to 7 pm. Here's how it works... there is usually 2 or 3 items that are mandatory, then you may pick 6 (regular) or 7 (advanced membership) items from as many as 25 different fruit & vegetables available at that time.
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-443-5869
Address: 125 Ida Lane, Valencia, PA 16059

Highland Park  (Thu)
Members pick up their shares on Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:00
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-816-0853
Address: 5637 Rippey Street, pittsburgh, PA 15206

Regent Square

Pickup is Thursdays 3pm to 7pm
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-816-0854
Address: 316 Biddle Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Squirrel Hill
  (Thu)
Pickup is from 3:30 to 7:00 Thursdays Check our website for more info.
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-443-5869
Address: 5441 Aylesboro Street, Pittsburgh 15217

Squirrel Hill (2)
Thursdays 3:30 to 7:00 pm Behind the Childrens Institute, 1 block off Shady Ave.
Contact: Art King
Phone: 724-443-5869
Address: 6400 Wilkins Ave.Pgh, PA 15217 

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