Trees & Perennials

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

Seed Companies

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

Books & Blogs


  • 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.


  • 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
  • Serious Eats: Cooking and Recipe blog
  • 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
Apple Websites

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
  • Pomiferous: A newer website with descriptions and uses of/for 7000+ apples. Still a work in progress as of early 2021
  • 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.
Finding Local Foods

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.

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)

Tools & Supplies

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.

Hard Cider Supplies

Home Sweet Homebrew (Philadelphia, PA)

Artisan Homebrew (Downingtown, PA)