Joshua Farm: A Harvest Time Look at Urban Agriculture

Saturday, September 11, 2010

213 S. 18th Street in Allison Hill, Harrisburg
9 am to noon (Potluck brunch/lunch to follow.)
No charge, but reservations are requested.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Bonnie McCann at 717-635-9673 or bonniejmccann.

It’s harvest time – even in the city! Farm Manager Kirsten Reinford invites everyone to visit Joshua Farm, an urban farm located in the Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg. As a program of Joshua Group, the mission is:

* To provide employment opportunities for youth already involved in Joshua Group’s mentoring and academic support programs,
* To make locally grown and organic produce more accessible and affordable to our neighbors in Allison Hill and beyond, and
* To offer service-learning experiences to students of all ages.

The Joshua Farm has a farm stand on site from June through September which is open Mondays and Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. At the stand, you’ll find a variety of fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit. Much of what is sold is grown on the farm using organic practices. They also sell fruit and vegetables grown by Paulus Farm in Mechanicsburg. They welcome Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and SNAP (food stamp) benefits, as well as cash, check, and debit cards.

The farm’s community supported agriculture (CSA) program is a unique way for people to become partners with the farm. In exchange for an annual membership fee, members of the CSA receive a share of the harvest each week during the growing season (May through October).

This event will be held rain or shine, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Please bring a potluck brunch/lunch dish to share after the tour. Refrigeration is available and crock pots are welcome. There are no other heating facilities at the farm. Drinks will be provided.

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