We’re Proud to Have These Farmers Call Lundale Farm Home.
Lundale Farm leases land and housing for farmers committed to growing wholesome foods, using organic methods that enhance the health of the land and the community. The farmers at Lundale are as varied as the landscape. Nestled near the old barn are state-of-the-art greenhouses where True Leaf Microgreens thrive year round. Hurst Frameworks and Olszanowski Farm expertly grow organic livestock feed on sloping fields, putting to use land unsuited for other agricultural purposes. Ironstone Creamery’s well-loved families of pigs, chickens and beef cows graze pastures of native grasses. The presence of these healthy and diverse animals enlivens the west side of the farm and helps add to our sustainable land use. Farming alongside Ironstone is Kneehigh Farm, whose wide array of gorgeous vegetables add color, flavor and delicious nutrition to the foods grown on Lundale Farm. At Lundale North Pasture Song Farm produces forage raised pork. Crow and Berry Land Management has added a robust riparian buffer along the creek banks of the Beaver Run to protect the land and water. French Creek Organic Cider Orchard is raising over 2,000 young heritage apple trees at Lookout Field that in a few years will be pressed and fermented for delicious hard cider.
And benefitting us all, Eric’s Bees keep the entire farm buzzing with busy pollinators.
French Creek Organic Cider Orchard
FCOCO is the new venture of Dale and Basel Frens, a father-son team with deep roots in apple growing. Before the trees were planted in 2018, they prepared the soil on Lundale’s Lookout Fields through organic means, including cover crops and wildflowers to attract bees for fruit pollination. They have since planted over 2,000 apple trees. Their organic hard cider will be worth the wait!
Jason Hurst farms organically, growing grains that will be used in the feed rations of dairy cows on certified organic dairy farms in the region.
Ironstone Farm and Creamery is home for Farmers Kim and Natalie Albano. Ironstone’s absolutely delicious bacon, sausage, pork chops, and roasts; grass-fed beef; and pastured chicken are available at the Swarthmore, Lansdale and Media Farmers’ Markets and through Ironstone’s Meat CSA at 3500 Coventryville Road.
7-acre Kneehigh Farm is owned by Farmer Emma Cunniff. Now in its fourth year at Lundale Farm, Kneehigh produces over 100 varieties of chemical-free fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers for its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), the Swarthmore and Media Farmers’ Markets, and local restaurants.
Tom Olszanowski has been farming in Chester County with his family for decades. This season, he’ll be growing soybeans that will be used in the feed for the pigs of Lundale’s Pasture Song Farm.
Farmers Clara Osborne and Jeremy Dunphy produce forage-grazed pork and nutritious crops for their hogs on more than 30 acres of loamy, rolling land at Lundale Farm. Pasture Song primarily raises Berkshire and Berkshire-Cross pigs, known for their superior meat that is tender, succulent, darker in color, and heavily marbled. They also have pastured chicken available. Their meats are available at the Seven Stars Dairy farm store, Downingtown and Media Farmers Markets, and through their Meat CSA in partnership with Seven Stars Dairy.
True Leaf moved to Lundale Farm in June 2013. Farmer Eric Franks grows unique varieties of micro greens year round. Chefs at fine restaurants across the Philadelphia region prize True Leaf’s products for their exceptional freshness and flavor.
Farmer Austin Unruh designed, installed, and now manages a 3 acre riparian buffer along the creekside banks of the Beaver Run. The native trees and bushes will serve as a buffer to the stream, and the high-value perennial crops will allow him to start his farming enterprise.