257 South Cottage Road, Mercer, PA 16137 Google Map 724-662-1231

Our Family

Eric Philson

Eric is the driving force behind our vision and philosophy.  He is an idea man who dreams up new methods and ventures for our farm.  He relies strongly on his ethical and moral compass for his personal life as well as his vocation.  After spending more than 20 years in the masonry trades, he returned with his family to the farm where he grew up.  Farming allows him to be more involved in his children's lives rather than being away from the home most of the time. 

Amy Philson

Amy is the heartbeat and pulse of our homestead.  She is mom and keeper of the home.  She coordinates many of the many details that are involved in farming and managing a business, including keeping up the website, overseeing orders, scheduling, and accounting.  She also manages a farmer's cooperative of 20 farms (www.nwpagrowers.com).

The rest of the crew

Six of our seven children work on the farm.  The life skills involved in farming and managing a homestead are as much a part of their education as the daily book work of schooling.  Being connected with the rhythms of nature and how we get our food is a natural byproduct of the way we live.  Those who have graduated from school are an integral part of the work of our farm.  We help our children to develop their own enterprises to operate alongside of the rest of the farm's functions.

Busy, busy, busy!November 26th, 2016

Wow!  I have neglected to update our blog in a REALLY long time!  We have just been so busy this fall, but I know that's not a good excuse. In September, we attended Munnell Run Farm's Field

Fall FestivalsOctober 11th, 2016

Our farm has been in a whirlwind the last few weeks preparing for and manning a booth at Clarion's Autumn Leaf Festival and then Franklin Applefest.  This was our first time at both of these fest

What's happening on the farmMay 19th, 2016

It has been very busy around here recently.  So busy that I haven't had time to post an update.  But today I'm making time. We are fencing in one of our hayfields for pasture.  Our hors