The Wellness Farm
is located in Southern York County, Shrewsbury Township, 4 miles
West of Stewartstown. PA 17363.The Wellness Farm, Inc. is the umbrella
web site for many activities.
Farming Practices: The Wellness Farm uses time-tested, renewable agricultural practices with a focus on sustainable stewardship. We are not "certified organic." We keep bees right on the edge of the fields, therefore, we will not risk injury to the ladies of the hive by using unwarranted modern-day chemical methods or materials. That being said, however, when there is an absolute need to use intervention methods, we will do so - judiciously.
Ripening dates - Depending on prevailing weather conditions
Blueberries -- 10 varieties, including the huge Chandler type: Ripen in late June to late July
Red Raspberries -- 5 varieties: Some in June/July, most mid-August till frost
Black Raspberries -- Jewel variety (awesome!); Mid to late June
Asparagus -- All during May thru June 10th
Sweetpotatoes -- At the SP Festival - last Saturday in September and into October
Blackberries – Most varieties are ready in late July and into early August
Blackberry/Red Raspberry Crosses: These are new! Tayberry; Loch Ness; Olillieberry
The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. is a private swimming pool for community members and families. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Certified Red Cross lifeguards. Swim Lessons. Water Aerobics.
Alpaca -- We currently have six alpaca in the herd. Alpaca fleece and yarn is available. See the Photo Gallery.
Honey Bees – Honey bee hives are becoming more difficult to maintain. The ladies have already done wonderful pollination of the small fruits on the farm, but it is becoming more difficult to winter them over and emerge with strong Spring hives. We continue to learn about these fascinating, remarkable creatures.
The Wellness Educational Center, Inc. -- a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) health and wellness educational center for the community. "Wellness on Wednesday" programs will begin October 2012.
CONTACT: Jack or Bev Osman email: email@example.com (717) 993-3081
Friends of Sweetpotatoes - this organization is solely devoted to increasing world
consumption of sweetpotatoes. (still under construction; to be released in the near future)