Our CSA Program will begin June 12th and end November 3rd!
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
Family Farm is a fourth generation family-owned fruit and vegetable farm located in West Deer Township in Gibsonia,
Pennsylvania since the 1940’s. Eight
greenhouse and high tunnel structures extend the growing season to provide more variety of farm fresh produce. The Dillner
Family Farm market is open daily from May to Mid November with fresh picked produce and our own meat products
for sale. We participate every week during the growing season
in several Pittsburgh Area Farmers' Markets, providing fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables and other farm products. Don and I are excited to announce that we have expanded into animal
production on our new farm in Summit Township in Butler County.
For over 14 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 2018
|Dillner Family Farm
A Sustainable Farm
We specialize in sustainable
agriculture which consists of a multipronged approach to crop protection using mulch, crop rotation, frequent scouting
to minimize the use of pesticides. 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.
Our plants are
started in the greenhouse, and then transplanted 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. The use of drip irrigation in the fields helps to conserve water.
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. These seeds are transplanted or directly seeded
in the fields. Several plantings/fields are produced 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
Sandy Hill Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044
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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