York Incubator Farm Launching Greenhouse

5/18/2013 7:00 AM

YORK, Pa. — The Horn Farm Center will celebrate the opening of its new greenhouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25.

Its incubator farmers’ farm stand also will open for the season 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The 24-by-72-foot greenhouse was built by Horn Farm Center volunteers on the existing foundation of the old bank barn that burned down in 2005. The project started in February and took 672 volunteer hours for completion.

Funds donated by longtime supporters Judy and Richard Bono and United Natural Foods Inc., which has a distribution center in York County, were instrumental to breaking ground on the new project.

Seedlings grown in the greenhouse, including those of heirloom vegetables and the produce grown by the Horn Farm Center’s incubator farmers will be marketed to local restaurants and residents.

The farm stand will offer produce from the center’s three incubator farmers — Sterling Farm, Green Moon Farm and Kilgore Family Farm — all chemical-free produce grown on lands at the Center.

The stand will be open 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays during the growing season. community supported agriculture options also are available from all three farmers.

The Horn Farm in Hellam Township has been continuously farmed for more than 250 years. Saved from development in 2000, Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2004.

For more information, call 717-757-6441 or visit http://www.hornfarmcenter.org.

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