Here are Jodi and Linda, for First Friday Lancaster, in front of  Mio Studio .

Here are Jodi and Linda, for First Friday Lancaster, in front of Mio Studio.

Calendar of Events, May through June

Find us out and about at these local events—

5/19: Open Street Lancaster, 11 AM–3 PM. openstreetslnc.org
5/24: Farm Tour, 9 AM, by Farmer Katie.
6/8: Farm Tour II, 10 AM, by Farmer Katie.
6/21: Night Golf, 8:15 PM, Crossgates Golf Club, Millersville, PA


We’re getting close, folks!

We’re getting close, folks!

NEW! Four-week sampler shares for those who want to get (more than) a taste before jumping on board. Full- and half-sizes available. Click here to see current pricing.

Don’t forget our referral discount, if you’re a shareholder and get a friend to enroll. Receive a $40 credit if they sign up for a half share and a $75 credit if they sign up for a full share. Send an email to community@homefields.org to let us know who you referred, or call us at 717.871.3110. Answers to FAQs are here.

We also partner with nearby organizations to offer organic foods you can pick-up right here, whether or not you’re a Homefields Care Farm shareholder. Click on the links to find out more about Bread, Cheese, Mushrooms, Fruit, Meat, and Eggs.

By popular demand, gift certificates are also available for the 2019 Season. We can deliver a hard copy or email a PDF. Click here for a secure order form. Email info@homefields.org with any questions.

How you can help / Get involved

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We’re a small democracy, always looking for new voices: volunteers, board members, skills, talent, and experience. . . Become a part at any level that you’re comfortable with:

  • Donate your time. Volunteer once a year, or once a week!

  • Friend us on Facebook.

  • Receive notices. Email us your addresses and we’ll keep you in the loop.

  • Attend a board meeting. Email us and we’ll let you know when the next one comes up.

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Our annual events are great ways to break the ice or be a part of the community. They’re also major sustaining fundraisers for our missions.

  • Golf Tournament: Play, sponsor, donate prizes, or volunteer your time.

  • Picnic in the Fields: Help set up and take down, or come to dine and listen to the music.

  • Talks in the Fields: Let us know if you have knowledge to share and we’ll provide the venue.

  • Open Barn: Stop by our annual sociable for hayrides, info sessions, and more.

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Donations are critical to Homefields. Fortunately, there are several quick and easy ways to contribute and get a deduction!

Make a one-time or recurring donation using a credit card or PayPal account.


The Sierra Club of Lancaster bestowed Homefields with a $500 grant that we’ll use to purchase native plants for a new rain garden (which will divert runoff from the driveway). Do you want to help Matt Dilley on Saturday May 18? We’ll provide lunch! Email events@homefields.org.

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Homefields is happy to be one of five farms that presented at the Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit. Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices for vulnerable groups of people. The summit took place at Red Wiggler Community Farm in Germantown, Maryland, and the objective was to convey challenges and successes for the benefit of all. 


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Amberlyn, Mark, Lauren, and David stopped by for a visit in early May. They’re from Able Services / Leg Up Farm, a horticultural therapy farm in York, and it was great to cross-pollinate! Hope you guys had fun in the new greenhouse.

 

If these happy folks look familiar, then you remember Meaningful Day Academy (Friendship Community) volunteers, back for a new season of preparing seedlings and sowing crops. It’s great to be with you again!

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And volunteers from the Occupational Development Center are back with us in 2019, helping with weekly projects such as propagating seedlings and preparing produce for pickup. Welcome back!

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Homefields on YouTube

It’s been over two decades since we bought the horse farm that started this all (really?!?). Yet it wasn’t until fairly recently that Tom Strauss, one of our founding fathers, created a video that distills our 25-year history into less than 5 minutes. Check it out. Click on the “Watch YouTube.com” logo at near bottom right to see in a larger screen.


Civic Leadership Award

Homefields received the 2013 Walker Center’s Distinguished Civic Leadership Award from Millersville University, recognizing “individuals or organizations that make noteworthy civic and community contributions of local, regional, national or international impact and who have been a catalyst for encouraging civic engagement on the part of others.”

Urban Preservation Award

Homefields received the C. Emlen Urban Preservation and Honor Award at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County in November 2007. The award was for outstanding effort in preserving and restoring a 140-year-old outbuilding (our current office), and is especially cherished as it was accomplished by reusing all salvageable material, primarily through volunteer labor and expertise, including donations from blueprint to timber framing, masonry, electrical, roofing, and flooring.