Resources

We sell fruit, not baby trees. Here's some sources we have used for treestock - hopefully you can find what you are looking for!

Adams County Nursery  For most tree fruits, including Asian pears
26 Nursery Road, P.O. Box 108 Aspers, PA 17304

Fedco Trees Co-op business that is very neat...has Northern and low maintenance plants
PO Box 520 • Waterville, ME  04903 • 207-873-7333

Hidden Springs Nursery Small nursery specializing in low maintenance fruit plants
170 Hidden Springs Lane • Cookeville, TN  38501

White Oak Nursery Heirloom and modern apple trees of very high quality at reasonable prices. No website: write or call to request catalog 
2515 White Oak Rd. • Strasburg, PA 17579   (717) 687-8884

Johnny's Selected Seeds Standard and heirloom seeds

Seed Savers Exchange Heirloom seeds

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Heirloom seeds, plus fantastic pictures and variety descriptions in their catalog

Cookbooks

  • A list of books that help you bake better pies!
  • Vegetables Every Day: Recommended by CSA member Emma, this cookbook has tips and tricks for just about every vegetable you'll get in a CSA share.
  • The New Greenmarket Cookbook: From chefs and farmers involved with New York City's Greenmarkets.

Farming Books

  • Heirloom Plants: Fun facts, detailed descriptions, and growing advice for nearly 500 heritage vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers
  • A Wilder Life: DIY projects and old-world skills that are being reclaimed by a new generation, including self-reliance, growing and gardening, cooking, health and beauty, and more.
  • The New Organic Grower: The essential Eliot Coleman book on gardening and market farming.
  • Four Season Harvest: For the home gardener, Eliot Coleman shows ways to eat from your own garden through all four seasons.
  • The Holistic Orchard: Michael Phillips shares tips on how to grow fruit trees and small fruits on a small scale.

Other Books

  • Read-alouds for kids:  Here's a great list of food- and farming-related books to read aloud with your little ones. Great classics!
  • Fresh From the Farm: A memoir-style cookbook full of stories and cooking inspirations from one woman who left the corporate world in search of a 'simpler' life.
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Barbara Kingsolver's memoir of living for a year eating only local foods. This is a great book which delves into all kinds of aspects regarding gardening and eating seasonally, and does so in a very easily readable narrative. It is a great book for gift-giving or for reading aloud (great for teens), and is much more approachable for most readers than some of Michael Pollan's books on similar topics.
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: Michael Pollan looks into the natural history of four meals and examines what he calls "our national eating disorder".
  • Food Rules: Eating healthy and well does not need to be complicated, as Michael Pollan shows us in this short and easily approachable book.
  • Cooked: Another fascinating look at our relationship with food as Michael Pollan digs into the natural history of cooked and fermented foods and our relationship with them.

Blogs

  • Food 52: One of our favorites! This blog posts recipes, cooking tips and tricks, kitchen design ideas, and more.
  • 365 Days of Kale: With this one, you are sure to find some way (or many!) to enjoy your kale! From main dishes to soups to desserts, this recipe blog has you covered!
  • Civil Eats: Covers up-to-date issues regarding food, farming, and social justice issues related to food and farming. Great, in-depth stories.
  • Adam's Apples: Yep, Adam is the blogger's real name! Adam reviews all kinds of odd apple varieties, and occasionally throws in other stories and recipes of interest.
  • Smitten Kitchen: A nice cooking/recipe blog
  • The Contrary Farmer: Great ag-related essays by contrarian farmer Gene Logsdon
  • Serious Eats: Cooking and Recipe blog
  • Blogging For Apples: Put out by the US Apple Association, this blog has an eclectic mix of postings ranging from recipes and variety reviews to industry-related issues and interviews with orchardists.
  • Modern Farmer: Articles from vegetable gardening and orcharding to animal raising and cheesemaking. Some week's posts have a strong theme, such as alpacas or backyard chickens.
  • Oh My Veggies!: Another great cooking and recipe blog for inspiration

For more history and flavor information about apple varieties, we recommend the following sites:

  • Orange Pippin: A great resource for the apple fan, this has listings for 600+ different varieties of apples, plus information about thousands of orchards worldwide
  • Adam's Apples: Yep, Adam is the blogger's real name! Adam reviews all kinds of odd apple varieties (there's an extensive list on his site at this point), and occasionally throws in other stories and recipes of interest.
  • Blogging For Apples: Put out by the US Apple Association, this blog has an eclectic mix of postings ranging from recipes and variety reviews to industry-related issues and interviews with orchardists.

Local Harvest Our favorite national database to find local farms, CSAs, and farmers' markets

Guide to Local Foods in Chester County A rich publication (edition 2015) with info about local markets, farms, CSAs, plus a lot of interesting farm-related information.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Pennsylvania-based database to find local farms and farmers' markets

Eat Well Guide National database to find local farms and farmers' markets

BYFG (Backyard Fruit Growers, based in Lancaster County)

NAFEX (North American Fruit Explorers)

PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture)

GMOFreePA

Root Crop Washer from Grindstone Farm: An awesome time-saver for those of us small farmers who have lots of carrots, potatoes, beets, turnips, etc. to wash. See our video of 'Beatrix' in action for a demonstration, then contact Grindstone Farm to order yours.

Folding Shopping Cart:  Great carts for using at farmers' markets. They are colorful, have four decent wheels, and come with options such as double baskets (handy for putting delicate items, flowers, and your drink into) and cart liners (which prevent your purchases from falling through the gaps in the wire basket).

American Harvest: Dehydrators for awesome dried apples, tomatoes, and lots more!

Home Sweet Homebrew (Philadelphia, PA)

Artisan Homebrew (Downingtown, PA)

ooShirts Printer of our fantastic 'Adventure in Flavor' and 'NSO' shirts

Vivid Design Works Fantastic design work and amazing prices. Thanks, Jimmie, for our great logo!

We have a lot of recipes on our website, but here are some of our other favorite recipe resources.  Many of these sites allow you to search by ingredient and offer consistently reliable recipes.

Food52 

Epicurious 

The Moosewood Restaurant 

All Recipes 

Recipe Source