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 Farmworks and Olszanowski Farm expertly grow organic livestock feed on sloping fields, putting to use land unsuited for other agricultural purposes. Ironstone Farm’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 and flowers add color, flavor and delicious nutrition to the foods grown on Lundale Farm. At Lundale North Pasture Song Farm produces forage raised pork and fresh cut flowers. Crow and Berry Land Management has added a robust, multifunctional riparian buffer along the creek banks of the Beaver Run to protect the land and water while growing edibles and ornamentals. French Creek Organic Cider Orchard is raising over 2,200 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 2,200 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 fifth 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 Farmers’ Market, and local restaurants. Her farm store also stocks organic and sustainably raised micro greens, mushrooms, cheeses, and eggs from other like-minded local farmers.
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, and other grains for local livestock feed.
Farmers Clara Osborne and Jeremy Dunphy produce forage-grazed pork and nutritious crops for their hogs on more than 45 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. New, Eric’s greens can be purchased at Kneehigh Farm’s stand and through a contactless pick up in Phoenixville at The Culture Factory.
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.