About Edible Earth Farm

We raise USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified poultry. We also offer cheese, locally roasted coffee, prepared foods, canned goods and other locally sourced items. Our sales channels include: CSAs, farmers' markets, an online store, restaurants and institutional kitchens.

Stay connected to the farm by reading frequent updates to our Twitter and Facebook pages. Experience the farm through uploaded photos and videos found on our YouTube
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and Flickr accounts.

You see the word natural used a lot these days. The "only organic" campaign attempts to raise awareness about the USDA certified organic program. We support the campaign and its attempts to educate consumers by informing them how products labeled as "natural" can be misleading and false. There are some guarantees that the USDA seal provides to the customer. Learn what it means to be USDA certified organic

The 2015 Apprenticeship Program

Learn more about being an Apprentice at Edible Earth Farm. The farm's Apprenticeship program was featured in a recent Lancaster Farming piece. Click to


Now Interviewing for 2015

Full-time Organic Farm Crew Lead (1 position)
Part-time Packhouse and Greenhouse Worker (2 positions)

Work Beside Your Farmer 

Come experience a day on the farm and provide a hand. We'd love to have the help. Email us at for best days and times.

More About the Farm

Farm Managers April and Johnny
Edible Earth Farm is located in Tionesta, Pennsylvania. The farm borders the Allegheny National Forest and the Allegheny River. The farm is operated by Johnny and April Parker. They started the farm in late 2009 on 5 acres. In 2010 they acquired additional acreage. Since then, the Parker's secured several land leases and in 2015 the farm will have almost 20 acres in active agricultural production.

They are passionate about farming, food, nature and sustainability. They are committed to growing a wide variety of high-quality
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produce using deep organic methods. They strive to build a large family of customers who share their passions and enjoy fresh, local food.
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Johnny and April grew up in the rich farming communities of Central Pennsylvania. They moved to Pittsburgh after April graduated from Penn State. While living in Pittsburgh, they became involved in the local food movement and began to plot the return to their farming roots.

Johnny spent his teenage years working on an organic farm after school, weekends and during his Summer breaks. Before moving to Pittsburgh, he had a stint working at a French restaurant and trained under the chef and owner. At a young age, he developed a love for food. After moving to Pittsburgh with April, he pursued an education and career in computer science and software engineering. You'll often see him tweet about food, beer and projects, especially those involving the restoration of their early 1900s log cabin.

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After moving to Pittsburgh, April pursued a career in social services. She worked for several agencies in and around the Pittsburgh area. At the same time, April continued her education in the areas of herbalism and aromatherapy and incorporates her knowledge into the farm and its products. She started Cloud 9 Aromatherapy in 1997. She closed the business several years later to pursue other interests. Don't be surprised to find an aromatherapy salve or herb sachet in one of your weekly CSA shares.

Edible Earth Farm LLC is USDA Certified Organic by OEFFA.

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