Help support Grow Pittsburgh!
Penn’s Corner and Small Farm Central will be co-hosting a screening of the film The Greenhorns on Thursday, October 6th at the Melwood Screening Room. Chef Justin Severino (former head chef at Elements) will be preparing light appetizers. Attendees will get a peek at what Justin’s future venture in Lawrenceville: Cure, will have in store for Pittsburgh. For a $10 donation to Grow Pittsburgh you will get to enjoy food from the Penn’s Corner Farms, beer from the East End Brewery and a documentary film which explores the lives of America’s Young Farming Community — its spirit, practices, and needs! AND you will also get the opportunity to meet some of the Penn’s Corner Farmers and staff.
Seating is limited so we are asking for rsvp’s from Penn’s Corner members. Please send an mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Winter CSA at Last
Penn’s Corner is going to run a pilot Winter CSA this year. As a pilot, we will have to limit the number of shares. Due to the threat of freezing, we will only be able to use indoor or workplace CSA locations. This will limit the number of pick up locations to less than ten. Also- because of the soaring cost of doing business with credit card companies we will be offering a 3% discount to members that pay in full by check.
Deliveries will be every other week on Tuesdays from December through April. There will be a total of 9 deliveries. Possible items include: eggs, cheese, potatoes, beets, turnips, lettuce, greens, microgreens, garlic, onions, mushrooms, winter squash, apples, cider, rutabagas, cabbage, honey, leeks, brussel sprouts, celeriac, syrup, popcorn, lifits, oats, flour, puffed spelt, apple butter, bread, carrots, and sweet potatoes. There will be no vegan shares offered.
We are still scouting for indoor locations (coffee shops, community centers or churches with evening hours) in Squirrel Hill, Lawrenceville and Regent Square. If you know of a place that might be interested please let us know. Sign up should be open by early October. We expect shares to sell fast so if you are interested stay tuned and be sure to grab yours quickly!