About Edible Earth Farm

We manage one of Western PA's largest farm-direct CSA programs. We raise certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified pigs and chickens. We also offer cheese, eggs, 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 and Flickr accounts.


Fund a Farm Campaign

Edible Earth Farm will be moving over the course of the 2017 season. We're rolling out a fundraising campaign to raise money for the down payment on the new farm. Check out the campaign video, and while you're there, donate. Thank you for supporting local food and a local farm!

CSA Hosts Wanted

Enjoy fresh, organic food? Want to support a local farm? Edible Earth Farm is searching for a CSA host in Green Tree, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill #2, Lawrenceville, Castle Shannon, Bethel Park, Oakland and Oakmont Learn more about hosting their CSA.


Currently Interviewing for the 2017 season

Field Hand -- Job Description
Delivery Driver -- position available in May.
Market Assistant -- position available in May.

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 2010 on 5 acres. Since then, the Parker's secured several land leases and in 2016 the farm will have almost 20 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.
a days harvestHarvest

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. Before leaving to farm, Johnny was the Director of IT at Carnegie Mellon University. You'll often see him tweet about food, software, 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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