Monday, March 30, 2020

HG + u = HuG



We are all facing challenging and unprecedented times but you are not alone! We are almost 2,500 strong on our Facebook page @siwveggies and more than 1,600 strong on our Instagram page @siwveggies. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletters: Click Here To Sign Up. Now more than ever we need our SIW Veggie family. We're encouraging you to share your family recipes, stories, farm experiences, photos and we're going to share ours too! Share on our social media or email us at siwveggies@gmail.com Stay in touch and be well. Remember HG + u = HuG

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Crop Mob Event Planned for Saturday

 This Saturday's Crop Mob event has been modified due to the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately we can no longer offer lunch but if you wish to get out in the fresh air and assist the farmer within the appropriate 6'+ of social distance, feel free to come on over between 9am and 12 noon (unless it's raining). All ages are welcome. Email HG to give him a heads up if you're planning on, thinking about, might want to come (he can answer any questions you might have too!) siwveggies@gmail.com / 4317 South Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA. 
It might be just the thing you need to clear your head. Bring gloves if you have 'em!  
#siw #cropmob #siwveggies #getsomefreshair

Monday, March 16, 2020

Wanted: Like-minded people who happen to enjoy eating really great, lovingly grown, freshly picked vegetables!

Wanted: Like-minded people who happen to enjoy eating really great, lovingly grown, freshly picked vegetables!
When we started the CSA years ago I didn't really know what we were getting into.  It has been quite a journey with highs and lows, twists and turns & ups and downs. It's been more difficult than I imagined and more rewarding in ways I never anticipated.  SIW Vegetables continues to create strong roots and an amazing community of CSA members who live by our motto "Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants". Join us!
-HG Haskell III, farmer, friend to all veggies and funny guy 





  

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for these upcoming events!

 It's almost time for our annual Crop Mobs!
Join us for a Saturday morning of farm work and fun, capped off by a delightful alfresco lunch. Work directly with our Farmer, HG and some of the SIW crew to prepare the farm for planting. We'll clean the high tunnels, plant seedlings and work on other "start-of-the-season" farm tasks. It's the perfect opportunity to connect with the earth and get a little dirty!!
These events are FREE and open to the public. Please register so we can have a delicious lunch waiting for you and don't forget to specify if you need a vegetarian lunch. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, clothes that can get dirty and bring a pair of gloves.
Saturday, March 28th 9 am - 12 noon (please RSVP by March 25th for lunch)
Saturday, April 25th 9 am - 1 2 noon (please RSVP by April 22nd for lunch)
To register, phone or email HG:
phone 610-715-7688 / email siwveggies@gmail.com
A special THANK YOU to the Delaware Center for Horticulture for sponsoring this annual event.


Please join us in supporting Good Samaritan Services at their 21st annual Spring Luncheon on March 28th.
Each year hundreds of the best and brightest gather at The Desmond Malvern to support Good Samaritan Services and learn about new offerings in our community. This year, our very own HG Haskell III will be the speaker discussing how the farm has grown, developed and is leading the Field-to-Fork Meal trend in Chester County.
Date: March 28, 2020
Time: 10:30am -2:00 pm
Where: The Desmond Malvern, 1 Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, PA 19355
Tickets: $70 General Admission or $120 to get an exclusive seat with HG and ask him everything you'd like to know about organic farming, farm to fork meals, and his incredible family history in farming.
 
 
 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Host Your Private Event at the Farm


The Barn at Hill Girt Farm was built in the 1600’s and was originally a dairy farm. Today, the rustic barn remains on a 700 acre working, family farm complete with horses grazing in the pastures and flowers, fruits, and vegetables growing in the fields in the serene countryside of beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania; less than an hour from Philadelphia. You can customize your event with your favorite caterer or we are happy to provide you with a list of wonderful options. 

Barn Rental Includes:
  • 14 farm tables and chairs for 100 people
  • Dance floor
  • Hidden catering area
  • Grass area for ceremony adjacent to barn
  • Outdoor space for high tops
  • Representative for basic trouble shooting and vendor consultation
  • Walk-In Cooler
  • Executive porta-potty trailer
  • The area immediately outside barn and parking for 75-100 cars adjacent to barn
  • Preferred Vendor List
Details:
  • Reception Capacity Range:   40-140 / For groups larger than 140 please inquire about tented options. 
  • Number of Simultaneous Events:  1
  • Cost of barn rental: $5,500 Mid May through Late October
  • Additional charges may apply “off season” 
Types of Events:
  • Weddings
  • Engagement Parties
  • Bridal & Baby Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Birthday & Anniversary Parties
  • Corporate Events
Not Included but available upon request: 
  • Lawn space for tents to accommodate 250 people
  • Addition ceremony locations on farm
  • Guest house for accommodation, dressing, hair, etc.
  • Cook tent 20x20 size
  • Professional Event planning
    Our barn is part of a working farm and attendees can expect to see activity from horses, field workers, tractors, etc. We will do our best to ensure little or no disturbance during the ceremony, but it is a farm.
    Bookings and/or Tours
    Please email us 
    at siwveggies@gmail.com or torig.siw@gmail.com with the following information: First and last name, phone number, event date, and nature of the event (wedding, corporate event, etc.)

The Barn at Hill Girt Farm
4317 South Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Your Host: HG Haskell III
Office: 610-388-0318 / HG Cell 610-715-7688

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Celebrate Valentine's Day with an SIW CSA!

 What better way to show your Valentine how 
much you love them than with beautiful, 
fresh fruits and vegetables from SIW?!

We are taking orders for our 2020 CSA Full and Half Shares and SIW Bucks.

Sign up this month and take advantage of our best prices for the season.

Visit the CSA and SIW Bucks pages on our website for more information on how our program works and to obtain the agreements, or simply click the links below.


Afraid of commitment? Purchase our SIW Bucks!
 Here's how it works...
You pay in advance for the products you purchase which helps our Farmer pay for the seeds and preparations for the season. For this prepayment you receive 10% off your purchases! 
It's a win-win for all.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


The outpouring of sympathy has been overwhelming. 
Thank you to everyone. -HG and family



On January 16, 2020 my Father, Harry G. Haskell Jr., 
passed away at 98 years old. 
It is because of him that I am able to continue to grow 
my vegetables and my spirituality on this farm.


Harry G. Haskell Jr. (Hal), former Mayor of Wilmington, Del., died on January 16, 2020, at the age of 98. Enjoying one last holiday visit from his big, loud, loving family helped him finally let go. Hal and his wife Mimi had eight children, 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. They were married for 61 years. She, like Hal, was generous in her private and public life. Together they were energetic, mischievous, and shared a great sense of humor. After Mimi died in 2008, he reconnected with an amazing childhood friend, Ruth du Pont Lord. They were devoted partners until Ruth died in 2014.

Hal attended Tower Hill School, St. Mark's School in Mass., and Princeton University, which he left in 1942 to enlist in the US Coast Guard where he spent time in the Atlantic doing off-shore anti-submarine patrol and then in the Pacific on an LST until the end of the war.

Hal began his business career as president of Greenhill Dairies in 1948 and later was president and chairman of the board at Abercrombie and Fitch, a company that reflected his sportsmanship and love of the outdoors. Surpassing even his interest in business were his commitments to public service and philanthropy. Hal's political career began with the support of his friend and colleague, Nelson Rockefeller, and involved work in the Department of Housing, Education, and Welfare under President Eisenhower. During his one term as Delaware's only member of the US House of Representatives ('57-'59), Hal was proudest of building bipartisan backing for student loan and air traffic control legislation. 

When Hal was Mayor of Wilmington he was most admired for his efforts to ease racial tension in the city following the riots that had been sparked by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Hal, along with Governor Russ Peterson, ended the National Guard's occupation, which had been one of the longest in American history. He valued honesty in politicians and a willingness to compromise, and he often praised the people of Delaware for electing reasonable leaders from both parties.

Just as important to Hal was his advocacy for environmental stewardship and increased access to quality education. He was a founding member of Chadds Ford's Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy and served on the board for more than 50 years. In 1969, Hal and two friends started Dynamy, a program in Worcester, Mass. designed to empower young people to discover their purpose. He took aspects of this program and, with the help of local leaders, founded Delaware Futures to mentor and support at-risk students for college. In the last two years of his life, the cause he pursued most passionately was bold investment, both public and private, in early childhood education. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

2020 CSA & SIW Bucks

Our 2020 season will be here before you know it but it's time to sign up NOW!

 🌽🍅🍎🍐🍑
 
We are now taking orders for the 2020 CSA and SIW Bucks!!!
CSA pricing is below. 

Take advantage of early bird pricing and sign up before the end of February. 

Visit our CSA and SIW Bucks pages in the menu bar above for  information 
on how our program works and to obtain the agreements.




Enjoy drooling over these beautiful pictures of fruits and veggies at the farm.

 




Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year & New Decade!!

It's A New Year and a New Decade!

We're looking forward to continuing to build our 
relationship with you in 2020 through our 
CSA (community supported agriculture), 
Field to Fork Dinners and our farm stand. 

Wishes for health, happiness and prosperity in this new year!