About Edible Earth Farm

We are Western PA's second largest farm-direct CSA. We raise USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified pigs and chickens. We also offer cheese, locally roasted coffee and other locally sourced items. Our sales channels include: CSAs, an online store, grocery stores 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

The Fading Farmers Market

Many farmers markets across the country are struggling. Farmers who rely on markets are struggling, too. The Pittsburgh Magazine recently published a piece blaming farmers for this trend. Read our open letter to the Pittsburgh Magazine


Hiring for 2016

Part-time Delivery Driver (1 position)
Full-time Apprentice (3 positions)


2016 Summer CSA Hosts Wanted

Enjoy fresh, organic food? Want to support a local farm? We're searching for CSA hosts for our 2016 Summer CSA. if you or someone you know is interested in hosting. Host sites are ideally a covered porch that receives minimal sun. Be sure to include the address in your email. Areas along our route include: Carnegie, Bloomfield, Southside, Dormont, Wexford, Lawrenceville, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, Green Tree, Fox Chapel, South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Clarion, and Robinson Township.

Searching for a Farm

We have begun to search for a larger farm. We're looking all over Western Pennsylvania. If you or someone you knows has a farm for sale and wants to see it farmed in a holistic way, .

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 2016 the farm will have almost 30 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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Gourmet Lettuce Mix with Edible Flowers
Cabbage Harvest
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