C19 is serious about the slow food movement. And because of that, we have partnered with a local farmer – Alex Archambaultto to create Grateful Acres, C19’s own farm! Not only will all the produce for C19 come from our farm, we’ll also be raising hens for our own eggs. We just finished our first season and look forward to next year’s crop! Learn more about joining the Grateful Acres CSA program here.
Farm to City is a Philadelphia- based program whose goal is to unite communities, families, and farmers year-round through good locally grown food. farmtocity.org
Green Meadow Farm is located on the eastern boundary of Lancaster County near the town of Gap, Pennsylvania. The business, originally Spring Grove Farm at a former location, was started in 1981 by Glenn Brendle and now comprises 6 acres of gardens and 4200 sq. ft. of greenhouses. The focus is on growing specialty herbs and vegetables for restaurants in Philadelphia and Lancaster. Green Meadow uses its own growing method which we call minimum impact farming and includes methods borrowed from organic and sustainable practices. The main focus is on appropriate technology with lowest impact inputs. Current projects include working toward heating and electrically powering the farm and its vehicles using waste vegetable oil from the customer restaurants. The heating portion of the project has been running since 2001 and the electrical generator is soon to come on line. One vehicle has been converted to WVO fuel and more are planned. Other projects include a recent grant through the Fair Food Project for fencing several wooded acres to raise pigs in an arboreal system. Fertility inputs include on-site composting of neighborhood manures and waste hay. Cover cropping includes use of brassicas for harvest and weed suppression as well as nematicides. Primary insect control is accomplished through IPM and soap/vegetable oil emulsions. glennbrendle.com
In 1973, Farmer George Rude began raising a handful of quail on two acres of a farm located in the small village of Griggstown in Princeton, N.J. At that time the farm was owned by Peter Josten. By the time Farmer George purchased the land from Josten in 1992, the Griggstown Quail Farm had grown to over 75 acres of land and had come to accommodate approximately 35,000 pheasants, 70,000 quail, 150,000 chickens and, when in season, Mallard and Muscovy ducks, turkeys, and partridge. All the birds were all natural (free of growth hormones and antibiotics) and allowed to range freely with out overcrowding, a standard Farmer George keeps to this day. griggstownquailfarm.com
PorcSalt produces the highest-quality local and sustainable charcuterie, pates, and terrines, in the traditions of France and Italy. We consistently exceed customer expectations because we never compromise our standards. porcsalt.com
Rineer Family Farms, owned by Daryl and Kate Rineer, is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Lancaster County along the banks of the Pequea Creek. Lancaster County has some of the most fertile farmland in the United States, earning it the title “The Garden Spot of America.” The Rineer farm covers 110 acres of this fertile ground and includes tilled fields, grazing pastures, and watershed.
The Rineer family is particularly proud that their family farm is a Preserved Farm in Lancaster County. This program, run by the Lancaster Farmland Trust, assures the farm will remain in agriculture forever and will be available for future generations of farmers. The Rineers raise a wide variety of products on their farm including fruits and vegetables, beef, and eggs. The available products change with the seasons, providing delectable treats throughout the year. rineerfamilyfarms.com
Shellbark Hollow Farm is a farm located in West Chester, Pennsylvania that makes award winning artisan goat cheeses, cheese spreads, yogurt and kefir, all from our own herd of purebred Nubian goats. Everything is hand-made on site, packaged and delivered fresh to local markets, restaurants, vineyards and specialty shops that refuse to compromise when it comes to the quality and freshness of their products. shellbarkhollow.com