FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE?
All produce will be planted, grown, and harvested in Homewood by Oasis Farm & Fishery or the Jr. Green Corps Garden. Oasis Farm & Fishery uses traditional in-ground farming and aquaponics to grow the products right here in Homewood. Located on Frankstown Avenue in the heart of Homewood, the Junior Green Corps Garden is an educational farm managed by Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps, a job readiness program for youth ages 14 to 18. Both Oasis Farm & Fishery and the Jr. Green Corps Garden utilizes organic growing practices to steward and safeguard our natural resources, and strive to maintain the highest level of Food Safety by utilizing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Learn more about Oasis Farm & Fishery, a program of The Bible Center, here: www.biblecenterpgh.org
Learn more about Jr. Green Corps, a program of Operation Better Block, here: www.obbinc.org
DO YOU SOURCE PRODUCE FROM OTHER FARMS?
All produce will be planted, grown, and harvested in Homewood by Oasis Farm & Fishery, Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus farm and Grow Pittsburgh Urban Farms in Braddock. All Partner Farms utilize sustainable growing practices to steward and safeguard our natural resources. Any purchased vegetables and their sources will be clearly indicated at the weekly pick-up.
WHAT IF THERE IS A WEEK WHEN I CAN’T MAKE THE PICK UP?
Please plan to pick up your bag on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. If you can't make it, we understand. If you can’t pick up one week, we encourage you to send a friend to pick up for you! Otherwise, please let us know in advance. We will pack your produce and store it for you.
We will continue to offer the option for members to pick up their pre-packed weekly share from our walk-in cooler, in case they cannot make the regular Thursday pick-up time.