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Welcome to the Dillner Family Farm
owned and operated by Don and Jane Dillner and family

 

The Dillner Family Farm's 2017 CSA Season has ended.

We thank you so very much for your loyalty and support.

Our 2018 CSA program has an open waiting list for next year's CSA program. Please contact Jane at ddillner@consolidated.net to be placed on the CSA's waiting list.

Support your local farmer!

We have a number of pick-up sites throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.  Choose a weekly large or small or bi-weekly large CSA share. Weekly and bi-weekly egg shares also available!

We look forward to having you as a part of our CSA family this coming season! 

~Don & Jane Dillner   

 

The Dillner Family Farm has added grass fed beef to our Butler County Farm in Summit Township! The grass fed beef is for sale and available in hamburger and steaks at our newly remodeled Farm Market on Sandy Hill Road, opened daily from 10 to 6pm. Our Farm Market will be open until November 11th, 2017. 




 

Visit our CSA page for more details and to sign up for your share!

 


Our sustainable farm is a third generation family-owned fruit and vegetable farm located in West Deer Township in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania since the 1940’s. During the growing season, we participate every week in several Pittsburgh Area Farmers' Markets, providing fresh locally grown produce. On the farm we have a farm stand open from Mid May to Mid November. There are eight greenhouse structures (high tunnels) to extend our growing season. Raspberries bushes and blueberry bushes complement our vegetable production. Don and I are excited to announce that we have expanded our fruit and vegetable production on our new farm in Summit Township in Butler County.

For over 10 years, the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a successful part of our farm business and we are happy to offer it each year to our customers.

Don and I would like to thank all of our CSA members for your loyality and support. We look forward to another great year in 2017 


Dillner Family Farm
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New Farm in Butler County

A Sustainable Farm 

Our method of farming is sustainable agriculture. The least amount of material necessary is used for crop protection. We do not have a spray program, except for sweet corn because we found that our customers do not like or want worms in their corn on the cob. We scout the fields and apply Dept of Agriculture approved products if needed for the growing plant. Once the plants are in bloom, little or no spray is used because of the honey bees pollinating. 

 

We start most of the plants in our greenhouse, and then transplant them to our high tunnels and fields. The high tunnels extend our growing season by 4 weeks earlier in the spring and 4 weeks later in the fall. We use integrated pest management (IPM), which is good bugs eliminating bad bugs.  We mulch our fields with straw bales for weed control that will get turned under to add to the next years organic matter in the soil. We use bag fertilizer that is dispensed into the soil as we form the row for laying black plastic mulch.

 

The seeds are purchased from Rupp seed, Seedway, Harris seed and Johnny's seed. Seeds are selected for flavor and customer choice. We do not use GMO or genetically engineered seed because we do not have a need to ship or store produce. Sweet corn is picked and sold that same day. We start our plants in the greenhouse then we transplant them to our high tunnels and fields. We seed several plantings/fields throughout the growing season. The plan is to have a new field coming in so we do not have to maintain one field all summer, we just move into the next field. To keep the animal pressure down, we assembled an eight foot deer fence. 


Donald & Jane Dillner
4140 Sandy Hill Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044
Phone: 724-444-6594
Fax: 724-444-6156

 NOTE:  The documents on our website require Adobe Reader to download.  

 


"Thank you for running such an excellent program. Thank you for being farmers and workers of the land when it gets harder and harder to make a living at it...." Nancy/ Gibsonia

"Amazing... I am stunned that you are able to give us such wonderful variety over the whole summer..." Anne/ Fox Chapel