GroundWork Farms

Food from the Penns Creek Watershed

~  Fresh  ~  Healthy  ~  Humane  ~  Environmentally Friendly  ~

~ Supports Our Local Economy  ~

Delivered to your home, work, or other convenient location!

In 2005, a group of farmers in the Penns Creek Watershed joined together to direct market their products within our community. Each of these farmers uses environmentally friendly methods to raise a variety of farm products, including vegetables, herbs, dairy products, eggs, meats, and berries. By joining together to coordinate growing, marketing, and distribution, GroundWork Farms aims to provide an abundant and reliable source of fresh, healthy foods to grocery stores, restaurants, and individuals. We are currently laying the groundwork for an effort that may one day evolve into a farmer-owned cooperative, supporting a large number of local farmers and supplying food to a great many members of our community.

More about each of the farmers

**How to get involved**

~ Join our CSA! ~

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture is a system of mutual support between the farmer and the eater. CSA members buy a share in the harvest, paying for a season’s worth of farm products at the beginning of the year. During the harvest season, CSA members receive a weekly box of fresh, in-season farm fare. This system benefits farmers, providing them with the upfront capital they need to see their farms through the growing season. CSA members receive a box full of fresh and healthy food at fair prices, delivered to a convenient location. Customers also appreciate the opportunity to support environmentally sound agriculture in Centre County.

~ Not Just Veggies Anymore! ~

Not Just VeggiesGroundWork Farms moves beyond the traditional produce CSA model to one that offers a greater variety of local food choices. To this end, we are offering dairy, egg, bread, and herb shares, in addition to a season’s worth of fresh vegetables. We are also able to supply you with dairy products, bread, eggs, hearty winter soups, and in-season produce year round, so you don’t have to lose out on farm-fresh taste, just because there’s snow covering the ground. CSA members will also have the opportunity to order local fruit, berries, pastured meats, flour, mushrooms, canned goods, honey, and more during the course of the season.

~ Local Delivery ~

GroundWork Farms offers delivery of customers’ share boxes to their home, workplace, or other convenient location in Centre and Union Counties.  Leave a cooler on your front porch to keep your items fresh all day, or clear space in the fridge in your office.  Contact us to work out the details.

 

**CSA Options**

Here is a list of our local producers. You can read more about them on our farmers page, and you can check out prices on our Order Form and on the Prices and Share Descriptions page.
lilcowDairy Products
–Spring Bank Acres–
Raymond and Mary Fisher
in Rebersburg
An abundance of raw milk products including milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, butter, cottage cheese and sour cream. Details

Spring chickens

Eggs
–Spring Bank Acres–
Raymond and Mary Fisher
in Rebersburg
Free range, chemical-free grain-fed, pasture-raised. Sign up for a dozen or more per week.

Bread
–EcoVents / Bremen Town Ballroom–
Josh McCracken
in Millheim
A variety of fresh-baked breads using high-quality, natural ingredients. Sign up for one or more per week.

Herbs
–Spring Bank Acres–
Mary Fisher
in Rebersburg
Fresh-cut bunches of organically raised herbs, including basil, cilantro, parsley, dill and more!

 

Home-made Meals
–EcoVents / Bremen Town Ballroom–
Erin Condo-McCracken
in Millheim
Healthy, ready-to-eat meals made from locally sourced ingredients.  Includes two generous servings and instructions for re-heating.  Sign up for one or more per week.

Produce

A number of vegetable farmers join together to provide our produce shares.

veggies close up

  • Shady Locust Produce
    Benuel and Sarah Lapp
    in Rebersburg
    A variety of fresh, healthy sustainably raised vegetables.
  • Byler Family Farm
    Rufus and Elizabeth Byler
    in Aaronsburg
    A variety of fresh, healthy, naturally raised vegetables.
  • Crystal Hollow Farm
    Menno Stoltzfus
    in Woodward
    High quality fresh vegetables, grown without the use of chemicals.


GroundWork Farms

Convenient access to local
and sustainably raised farm products!

Available through CSA membership

  • Produce
  • Herbs
  • Dairy Products
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Home-made Meals
  • Healthy and Hearty Soups (winter only)
Available by Order

  • Berries
  • Fruits
  • Pastured Poultry
  • Pastured Pork
  • Pastured Beef
  • Canned Goods
  • Locally Made Soaps
  • Mushrooms
  • …and more!

More Information and Signup