Episode #024: A Behind the Scenes Look at Organic Farming with Chris & Jennifer Brenckle
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Episode #24 Show Notes
Brenckle's Organic Farm and Greenhouse has been serving Cranberry and New Sewickley Townships, as well as, the whole Beaver Valley since 1949. Chances are you've seen their products before, whether you knew it or not. Their flowers have adorned many churches' altars and gardens, decorated Cranberry Highlands Golf Course, and you may have tasted their produce through the years at various local markets and chain super markets. Today Brenckle's Organic Farm and Greenhouse is a family farm focused on its commitment to their local community and excited about expanding their area of service.
[01:40] Intro to Brenckle’s family farm
[06:00] A day in the life of a farmer during growing season
[13:50] Why organic? - environmentally responsible, no harmful toxins or GMOs, pesticides used in organic farming vs synthetic pesticides
[23:00] What is a CSA and how would it work for you
[29:20] Where to find them
Farmers Markets: Monday- East Liberty, Thursday- Market Square, Friday- North Side, Saturday- Sewickley and Ligonier, Sunday- Squirrel Hill
Farm address: 768 Glen Eden Rd Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063 (724) 774-2239
Brenckle’s website: http://www.brencklesfarm.com
Brenckle’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brencklesorganic/
Brenckle’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrencklesOrganicFarm/
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