141 Porter Rd Harrisville, PA 16038 Google Map 724-735-4054
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Our Farming Philosophy

Early May Field

We specialize in a large variety of lettuce and greens, growing both every week of the year, including the winter months. We also grow a full range of other vegetables plus many herbs and some berries. We sell brown eggs from our small flock of 'Golden Buff' laying hens.

Our products are "handcrafted"- no tillage-by-tractor here! We prefer the quiet rhythm of the scythe and hoe, which focus an almost meditative attention on the task and allow one to fully enjoy the songs of the birds and patterns of the clouds. The only tillage machine we use is a BCS, which does the least damage to soil structure and soil creatures. (Our big tractor is used for brush-hogging only, not plowing or tillage.) All farming practices at Silver Wheel are chosen and performed with utmost respect for the flora, fauna and fungi which, while mostly invisible, are very much alive in the soil.

We are sailors:  Ben races his 10 meter Beneteau "Silver Wheel" in the EYC fleet at Erie.  Lori has her own Montgomery 17 sailboat, 'Cordelia'.

 

 

Photo(s) added: Dahlias, Vibrant DahliasAugust 23rd, 2013

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New Showcase: This Week at Silver WheelMarch 11th, 2013

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New Showcase: Winter Snows and Scenes: Jan 2013January 6th, 2013

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