About Edible Earth Farm

We raise USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified pigs and chickens. 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.

Why Certified Organic?

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


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Seeking 2015 CSA Hosts

We are adding a new CSA route in 2015 and we are modifying some existing routes. This will broaden our service area. We're searching for hosts in the following areas: Greentree, Carnegie, Squirrel Hill, Sewickley and Lakewood, NY. if you or someone you know is interested in hosting our 2015 CSA. Please include your address.

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
log cabinEarly 1900s American Chestnut Log Cabin
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.

market photoMarket Square Farmers Market in Downtown Pittsburgh

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. 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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Cabbage Harvest
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