Each summer, youth have the opportunity to visit our partner farms and experience how they run their operations and even get to help the farmers in a task. Our partner farms range from a sustainable meat farm to a large scale organic vegetable farm. Through partner farm visits, youth are able to broaden their understanding of the various pieces of our local food system and they get to meet those who are producing food for our community.
Will brownback, Spiral Path Farm
Spiral Path Farm is a large certified organic vegetable farm in Perry County, PA. This farm produces a vast assortment of organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Spiral Path is motivated to keep their land in the best shape it can be and to continually work on improving and preserving soil fertility.
Ben Wenk, Three Springs Fruit Farm
Three Springs Fruit Farm is a seventh generation family farm that is located in Adams County, PA. Because their family has been tending the same parcel of land for multiple generations, the folks at Three Springs feel very connected to the land their crops grow on. Three Springs specializes in tree fruit, berries, and vegetables. It is also recognized by Food Alliance for their commitment to progressive growing practices and sustainable land management.
Shana Slossberg, Talking Breads
Talking Breads is an on farm bakery and flour mill in Perry County. They use freshly milled, organically grown whole grain and whole wheat rye and spelt flours. They specialize in old world European breads and organically grown flour, woods raised pork, and pasture raised chicken. Talking Breads is committed to providing seasonal, nutritious, and delicious food.
Megan rulli, Piney Mountain Orchard
Piney Mountain Orchard is a small scale certified naturally grown farm located in Gardners, PA. A one woman operation, Megan at Piney Mountain Orchard works diligently to provide happy vegetables to people in our community. Additionally, Piney Mountain Orcahrd is LEAF's sister farm.
Brooks miller and anna santini, North Mountain Pastures
North Mountain Pastures is a meat farm in Perry County, PA that produces pastured pork, pastured chicken, pastured turkeys, and grass fed lamb and beef. Additionally, North Mountain Pastures produces artisan cured meats. In order to preserve and improve their land, North Mountain Pastures practices rotational grazing. Brooks and Anna farm with the intention of healing the land, nourishing people, and treating animals with respect.
Melanie Dietrich Cochran, Keswick Creamery
Keswick Creamery is a dairy farm located in Newburg, PA that produces milk and an assortment of artisanal cheeses. Every block of cheese is made using traditional, time honored methods. Melanie raises her cows in a humane and healthy way and allows them to graze freely on pastures.