We are a family of six. Jim and Katrina Crawford have been married for thirty-two years. They have four children: Jonathan, Daniel, Ezra, and Bethany.
"Farming gives us opportunity to work together as a family. We see God working in the changing weather, the way plants are determined to grow, and in the beauty and order He has made in the life around us. We start our workdays with prayer, and enjoy watching for God to answer even little requests."
We started raising organic produce in 1998 in Dauphin County. Everything we raised was sold wholesale. We raised potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash and broccoli. In 2000, we moved to Paradise, PA where we spent two years working with Chris Petersheim and learning more about raising organic produce. Then in 2002, we rented a farm and partnered with Chris to market our produce through his successful business Paradise Organics.
God has faithfully worked through these years to draw us closer to Him and to show us our need to depend on Him. We've slowly expanded the crops we grow to include Cabbage, Heirloom Tomatoes, Watermelon, Sweet Potatoes, Garlic, Spinach, Lettuce, Kale, Chard, Sweet Corn, Shallots, Leeks, Herbs, and Carrots.
In 2008 and 2009, we attended a farmer's market in Philadelphia. Selling some of our produce retail has worked very well for us. Selling through a CSA gives us another retail market for our produce.
In 2016, we merged with Wimer's Organics CSA. We had each been operating CSAs in the Philadelphia area for several years. All of the produce came from the same two farms in Lancaster county. This merger will maintain the same quality produce. We hope it will help us to streamline our businesses.