Week of Sep 4th, 2023
Harvie Green member farm visits so far: 86 / 2271 = 3.8%!
It is our goal to get every Harvie Green member to visit a farm or a producer within a year.
We have a bunch of opportunities for Harvie Green members upcoming! I hope you can make it to one of these events this Fall. Register on EventBrite here.
- Sol Patch Gardens on Thursday, Sep 14th: tour Collette’s cut flower farm in Braddock, PA, learn how she grows flowers in an urban environment, including the opportunity for a u-pick flower bouquet! Very limited slots available, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- Clarion River Organics Harvest Celebration on Sep 16th – farm tours and harvest festival – FULL
- Gosia’s Pierogies Open House on Saturday, Sep 23rd: see this classic western PA food being made and enjoy eating them too!
- Twin Brook Dairy on Sat, Sep 23rd: tour Randi’s classic Appalachian farm and dairy in Eighty-four, PA. Very limited slots available, email email@example.com to register.
- Laurel Hill Trout Farm on Sun, Sep 24th: tour the hatchery in the Laurel Highlands and have the opportunity to catch your own fish in their trout pond with a picnic afterwards. Even if you can’t make it, you have to try their trout in your next Harvie order, it’s special!
- Harvie x Yarnick’s Farm Fall Festival on Sat, Sep 30th: get a free pumpkin, take a hayride, see the greenhouses, and shop the farm store in Indiana, PA.
We’ve had very positive feedback from members who have visited so far, here’s one quote from a member after visiting Birch Creek Farm: “We had a wonderful experience touring Birch Creek Farmery. Meeting the humans and the other residents of the farm was such an interesting day. Purchasing Birch Creek items previously was based on quality and flavor alone, however future purchases (some in my cart right now) will be more important to me in supporting the folks who own and work the farm.” – Harvie Green member
-Simon Huntley, CEO, Harvie
Sourcing notes from Neil, September 2023
This is the month where summer meets fall. Along with it comes the best of both worlds. Whether you want to stock up on hot season favorites before they fade out or get a jump start on cool season crops–you can have it both ways in September. We suggest you indulge in the cornucopia.
Incoming: More and various apples and pears of many types–including more certified organic options. We will also start to see lots of habanero and colored sweet peppers coming in soon. Gradually you’ll see more winter squash varieties like spaghetti, delicata, acorn, butternut and more. And similarly, we will begin to carry sweet potatoes and fingerling potatoes too.
Outgoing: Peaches, nectarines, watermelon, cantaloupes, and other summer fruits are just about finished. Summer squash and maybe even zucchini will start to slow down as the month progresses too. Eggplant will hang around as long as we keep getting some warm days, but that of course will not last forever. Until then, enjoy September as it is truly one of the great produce months of the year.
Some member recommendations! Got one? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, for each one we publish we’ll send you a mystery box on us!
- Member recommendations segment #2 – Classic Sun-popped corn from BjornQorn in Kerhonkson, NY: BjornQorn is a gluten and dairy free umami bomb! Plus, we love the company’s commitment to renewable energy. It’s really the perfect snack! – Caroline
Member recommendations segment #3 – Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad from the Harvie Kitchen: “Just wanted to drop the Harvie Kitchen a quick (and maybe silly) note of gratitude. I’ve been searching for a good chicken salad since I moved to Pittsburgh years ago. I just love it on some crackers or crunchy toast, especially in the summer. The best I found was from Square One in Regent Square, which sadly closed. But your lemon pepper chicken salad is IT — the best I’ve found anywhere. So, I just wanted to say kudos, thank you, and (pretty please) don’t remove it as an offering!” – Chandler, Harvie member