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Tewksbury Grace Farm - 2015

MONTOUR COUNTY: Diversify Your CSA Basket

Leah Tewksbury and her husband, John, own and operate Tewksbury Grace Farm. Leah is highly involved in education and advocacy surrounding sustainable agriculture.  She has served as the northeast regional Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture contact for several years, and offers presentations on topics of sustainable agriculture, mindful consumption, and humane education in area school districts and at Bucknell University.

Tewksbury Grace Farm produces a large variety of sustainably-grown heirloom vegetables, ground fruit, herbs, and Shiitake mushrooms on 44 acres of mixed farmland, switchgrass meadows and hardwood forest. Their produce is hand-cultivated in raised garden beds, using no power equipment (e.g. tractors, rototillers), chemicals, or GMOs.  Good land stewardship has taught them to focus intensively on building healthy, rich soils - the foundation for growing nutritious, robust vegetables. Permaculture and wild habitat design are integral aspects of their farm. They offer a two-season 40-member CSA that serves the Lewisburg and Muncy communities.  They also sell to several locally owned restaurants. Leah and John have offered various agricultural workshops such as shiitake log cultivation, PSU Extension pollinator and organic pest control system trials, CSA workshops at Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association conference, and PASA-based organic vegetable field days and annual conference. They also helped found the Susquehanna Valley Growers Market in Lewisburg, where they sold produce for several years.