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.
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.
Bryan and Brittany Donovan signed on at Lundale in February of 2022. They have a passion for raising and specializing in poultry for the production of eggs and meat, with a focus on raising chickens truly on pasture through a sustainable, movement based system that gives them adequate fresh forage every day and they in turn fertilizes the soil.
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.
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!
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.