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Greenbriar Farm-2013

MIFFLIN COUNTY: Moving a farm to a new location and starting over.
Greenbriar Farm in Mifflin County

Greenbriar Farm in Mifflin County

Greenbriar Farm is the re-incarnation of a small conventional crop farm into a small-scale vegetable and poultry operation. Michael Friday grew up on a dairy and vegetable farm. He has been growing and marketing vegetables to wholesale outlets and farmers’ markets most of his life. He and his partner, Amy Seidel, have recently had to move their farm operation due to circumstances involving the management of the family farm in Tyrone, PA. They purchased a 14-acre farm outside McVeytown, PA, Mifflin County that had been in corn and other grains. The transition involved moving the high tunnel and hoop house. They also had to re-establish perennial crops, fruit trees and bushes. The house kitchen is currently being certified for baked goods with the long-term goal of transitioning it to a restaurant level kitchen when the rest of the house is completed. The barn is being remodeled to create cold storage, a packing shed and farm store. A chicken coop was installed where layers and a guinea are kept.