York Fresh Food Farms

  • Fresh, organically grown produce for the City of York – grown in the City of York

  • The City of York’s first urban farm.

  • Located at 150 Willis Road.  Second farm location behind 1195 Roosevelt Avenue with 3+ acres under cultivation.

  • A nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization created for hunger relief.

  • Growing fruits and vegetables to increase access to and availability of affordable produce in the City of York and to build a healthier community.

  • Sustainable, production urban agriculture using organic methods.

  • Spreading the word about good tasting fruits and vegetables and healthy food choices.

  • A community resource connecting City residents to farming, where food comes from and how to grow vegetables.

  • Watch for Mobile Produce Markets with fresh, affordable vegetables for sale starting May 31, 2019 (weather permitting)!

  • At Cottage Hill and United Way creating neighborhood gardens that help green the York City community.

  • Nutrition information, recipes, programs to empower families with skills to make healthy food choices, stretch food budgets & make healthy meals.

The time for planting will soon be here!

UNFI came to the Farm for a volunteer work day on November 9, 2017 – mulching, painting, building raised garden beds.  Thank you!

Keep York Beautiful and Columbia Gas volunteers erect greenhouses at the Farm October 3, 2017.  Thank you!

York Fresh Food Farms buys shuttle bus from rabbittransit for Mobile Produce Market coming Spring 2018!  Thank you rabbittransit!

Tour and Market at 1195 Roosevelt Avenue – September 1, 2017

Garden Club of York Members visit York Fresh Food Farms – September 1, 2017.

York Fresh Food Farms expands to second urban farm location behind 1195 Roosevelt Avenue

August 22, 2017.  TrueNorth Wellness Services is generously providing a second location behind its offices at 1195 Roosevelt Avenue that will expand York Fresh Farms’ urban farm operation.  This is the old State Police Barracks where drivers license tests were given.  On June 12 the water was connected and yard hydrants installed through generous donations from The York Water Company, the City of York – Bureau of Health and The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation.  Dave Miller of Miller Plant Farm drove his tractor up from Indian Rock Dam Road and turned the sod.  Thank you.  Two weeks later Farm Manager Bruce Manns and farm worker Erick Negron tilled the soil and laid plastic mulch.  They are finishing the planting this week (August 21).

July 25, 2017.  York Fresh Food Farms will be selling produce at three local corner stores, Lee’s Food Market at 564 N Pershing, Green Food Market at 255 S George and Pak’s Food Market at 750 E Princess, on different days starting August 1.  The stores are all participating in the City of York – Bureau of Health’s “Healthy Corner Store Initiative.”  These markets are stocking York Fresh Food Farms’ produce, and the 2 weeks of markets will promote buying vegetable and eating healthy.

June 22, 2017.  Farm Manager Bruce Manns has been harvesting of lots of lettuce, squash and collards.  The heads of lettuce are beautiful, especially the variety called Red Fire, a loose leaf head that weighs almost 2 pounds.

York Fresh Food Farms’ produce is now available for purchase at three City food markets:

Lee’s Food Market at 564 N Pershing, Green Food Market at 255 S George and Pak’s Food Market at 750 E Princess.

These stores are participating in the City of York – Bureau of Health’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative.  We are also distributing to Family First Health’s clinic on South George and Penn State Extension’s Nutrition Links program.  Watch for our pop-up markets at different locations within the City of York this summer.

A great open house at York Fresh Food Farms on May 13!

Thank you to donors who supported York Fresh Food Farms’ Open House:  Fox Pool Corporation, Hanover Hospital, Eshbach Mulch Products, Food and Nutrition Services, WellSpan York Hospital, York Suburban School District/Chef Sean Arnold, Nutrition Links at the York Penn State Extension.

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