Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Farm Stand Opens for the Season April 22nd!!

 OUR SEASON OPENING IS APRIL 22ND

The farmstand is officially opening for the season on April 22nd (9 am to 6 pm daily). We couldn't think of a more fitting day to open than Earth Day. We hope you'll stop over to say hello and pick up some spring plants.

We will be bringing in locally grown annuals, perennials, hanging plants, and deck/patio containers.  
 
As far as Annuals go we will be carrying old-time favorites, such as, but not limited to: 
  • Impatiens 
  • Begonias
  • Marigolds 
  • Petunias 
  • Vincas
  • Zinnias

We will also be carrying Proven Winner Annuals, such as, but not limited to:
  • Million Bell Petunias
  • Wave Petunias
  • Cascading Petunias
  • New Guinea Impatiens
  • Verbena
  • Lantana

Plan on perusing a wonderful selection of veggie transplants, perennials, foliage, and tropical plants in addition to lots of wonderful local products (meats, cheese, pasta, spices, and baked goods) and our very own SIW jarred pasta sauces, honey, fruit butters, and more!

THE NEXT CROP MOB IS APRIL 24TH


Enjoy a morning on the farm, stretch your bones,
and get some fresh air!

Saturday, April 24th
from 9 am -12 noon with lunch included afterward

Join us at the farm to clean high tunnels, plant seedlings, and help with other start-of-the-season farm tasks. The events start at 9 AM. Bring your gardening gloves and dress to get dirty. Lunch will be provided; please specify if you'll need a vegetarian lunch. This event is FREE but please register by 4/21 respectively via email: torig.siw@gmail.com so we can be sure to have a yummy lunch for you! Open to the public and all ages welcome. Masks will need to be worn.

Here's a photo of our dirty but happy Crop Mobbers, from March 27th, heading to the lunch table. Thank you to all of the helpful people doing farm jobs that are not the most fun but need to be done. We got a lot accomplished and enjoyed the company of some great people!


HG's "How To" Videos

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THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE CSA AND SIW BUCKS

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Historically, CSA’s charged you money in the winter & gave you whatever they had (their choice) every week throughout the growing season. In addition, members had to work a certain number of hours on the farm to share in the experience. This helped to educate the members about what it takes to produce their vegetables and why some crops failed & others didn’t. It also helped the farmer to get some work done too! Some people even like that kind of thing!

We do charge you in the winter and we do give you stuff in the summer. We don’t require you to work on the farm in the summer though we would welcome you with open arms. Summer camp for the kids? Ha! I encourage you to at least come to see that we really are growing fruits and veggies on the farm. If you agree to become a member you pay me in the winter and I give you fruits and vegetables that I grow once a week throughout the growing season, (Every other week for a Half Share). Typically we start to get a few things in mid-June, most things in July through early October and decrease in October as the month wears on. Except for pumpkins and all the fall decorating stuff, of course. The idea is that you help us when we don’t have any money coming in and eat healthy all summer! Our canned goods are not included though you do get a discount on them. You also share in the ups and downs of the growing season.


Sunday, March 21, 2021

This Week's News

Spring is here and things are beginning to "ramp" up at the farm (pun intended)

 Saturday, March 27th looks picture perfect - 63 Degrees and Sunny. 
We have your day planned out! Join us for the morning's SIW Crop Mob from 9-12. Delight in a yummy (and FREE) lunch, then pop on over to the farm stand to pick up your smoked meatloaf dinner from Chefs Natalie and Gerald. 
Takers? Click the link below to pre-order your dinner and please email us torig.siw@gmail.com to RSVP for the Crop Mob (we want to have lunch waiting!).
 


OUR 1ST CROP MOB IS THIS SATURDAY!

Saturday, March 27th
and
Saturday, April 24th
from 9-12 with lunch included afterward

Join us at the farm to clean high tunnels, plant seedlings, and help with other start-of-the-season farm tasks. The events start at 9 AM. Bring your gardening gloves and dress to get dirty. Lunch will be provided; please specify if you'll need a vegetarian lunch. This event is FREE but please register by 3/24 and 4/21 respectively via email: torig.siw@gmail.com so we can be sure to have a yummy lunch for you! Open to the public and all ages welcome. Masks will need to be worn. 



IT TAKES A VILLAGE

We're supporting the 10th and Lombard Project to create a community space for the East Side and the Greater City of Wilmington to help raise, uplift, and educate our local village for generations to come. The Central Baptist Community Development Corporation supports neighborhood revitalization from WITHIN the community while offering tools for cultural awakening and self-sufficiency. They plan to transform an abandoned former church on the corner of 10th and Lombard into a safe, culturally centered place of empowerment for the City of Wilmington. They serve the community through intentional cultural refinement, employment training, job placement, entrepreneurship support, access to fresh & healthy produce, as well as assisting in locating high-quality, affordable housing opportunities. This is something we stand behind and we hope you'll consider donating too!
 


HG's MAKES HIS DEBUT ON YouTube!

Just what you need to get out of the winter doldrums...get your daily dose of HG on his own YouTube Channel! Watch one a day or binge watch everyone's favorite farmer. We promise to put a smile on your face. 



  

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Nothing delights us more then being tagged in YOUR social media posts! @siwveggies 
Below are just a few of our favorites from over the years. 
#siwveggies #siwfarmstand #siwFTFdinners

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube (NEW with LOTS of videos!) and Twitter. 
We also have a special FB Group as well - SIW Veggie Recipe Group where you can share recipes and pics of the meals you're cooking and take away some great ideas!

Monday, March 8, 2021

What do Crop Mobs and Roasted Chicken Dinners have in common? They're both happening at SIW this month!



This Saturday's dinner menu has been planned and it includes a sweet surprise. Order for pick up on 3/13 from 12-2. YUM!

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CROP MOBS ARE SCHEDULED - JOIN US!

Saturday, March 27th
and
Saturday, April 24th
from 9-12 with lunch included afterward

Join us at the farm to clean high tunnels, plant seedlings, and help with other start-of-the-season farm tasks. The events start at 9 AM. Bring your gardening gloves and dress to get dirty. Lunch will be provided; please specify if you'll need a vegetarian lunch. This event is FREE but please register by 3/24 and 4/21 respectively via email: torig.siw@gmail.com so we can be sure to have a yummy lunch for you! Open to the public and all ages welcome. Masks will need to be worn. 



Photos from 2018 & 2019

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

What to expect at our early farm stand opening & It's the last week to take advantage of February CSA pricing!

 

As you may know, we are opening our farm stand early this year (at the end of April!) and are planning on increasing our plant selections this spring and summer. We will be bringing in locally grown annuals, perennials, hanging plants, and deck/patio containers.  
 
As far as Annuals go we will be carrying old time favorites, such as, but not limited to: 
  • Impatiens 
  • Begonias
  • Marigolds 
  • Petunias 
  • Vincas
  • Zinnias
We will also be carrying Proven Winner Annuals, such as, but not limited to:
  • Million Bell Petunias
  • Wave Petunias
  • Cascading Petunias
  • New Guinea Impatiens
  • Verbena
  • Lantana
 
We will also have a nice selection of perennials, foliage, and tropical plants in addition to lots of wonderful local products (meats, cheese, pasta, spices, and baked goods) and our very own SIW jarred pasta sauces, honey, fruit butters, and more! 
Questions? Feel free to email us at torig.siw@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 



 
 
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Pricing Goes Up $25 on March 1st. Sign Up This Week!
 
 New this Year - Pick Up your CSA Any Day of the Week
We previously limited pick ups to Tuesday through Thursday, but based on feedback from our fans we're changing the rules so you can pick up your CSA veggies any day of the week (although we encourage you to stick to weekdays because the weekends can get crazy). The weekly CSA list is posted Monday mornings and the program begins in late June. 
We urge you to give us a try if you've never tried a CSA. We think you'll enjoy it!
 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Saturday's Weather Looks SUNNY and Clear! Sign up for your smoked pork dinner and some SIW Bucks while you're at it!

Despite the impending snow for today, Saturday's weather looks GREAT- 32 degrees, blue skies, and SUNNY! 

Treat yourself to a fantastic smoked pork dinner 

Saturday night after a long week.  

Click Here To Order

 $34.00 - Serves 2

Pick Up on Saturday, 2/20 between 12 noon and 2 pm

Menu

Smoked Thick-Cut Pork Chop

Creamy Potato Bake

G's Pickles

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

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SIW Bucks


If you aren't quite prepared to pull the trigger on a CSA share or would like to save some dough on other purchases throughout the season, SIW Bucks are for you!

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. SIW Bucks start at $400. It's an investment in local farming and savings for the season.


Questions? email us: torig.siw@gmail.com 

You can pay online through PayPal (with PayPal or a credit card. A 3% service fee applies) 

or mail a check. 

BUY SIW BUCKS HERE

Click Here to Download Agreement

However you pay, please mail or email your agreement to:

torig.siw@gmail.com 

Hill Girt Farm
4317 S. Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317