Happy Valley Berry Farm offers its beautiful produce every Wednesday
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation has teamed up with Happy Valley Berry Farm to provide a weekly organic farmer’s market for patients, staff and the local community.
“For the past few years we have been highlighting community-supported agriculture by bringing baskets of fresh produce to Bacharach,” said Jamie McAviney, Bacharach’s marketing and foundation liaison. “We wanted to expand the program this year and have a local farmer come in and sell their produce, so we partnered with Happy Valley Berry Farm.”
Happy Valley Berry Farm is a six-acre farm located in Bridgeton, which is owned and operated by Shirley Klein. The farm is organic, pesticide free and grows vegetables and small fruits.
Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the market comes to Bacharach’s cafeteria. The market is open to the public and accepts cash, checks and payroll deductions for Bacharach employees.
Some of the produce available at the market includes: asparagus, greens and collards, herb plants, beets, strawberries, broccolini, eggs, radishes, carrots, scallions, tomatoes, turnips, spinach, snap peas and kohlrabi. Later in the season, other items will become available, like blueberries, melons, and sweet corn.
“We are proud to be bringing healthy produce to our local community and to be supporting our local farmers. The turnout for the market has been great and we look forward to continuing to work with Happy Valley Berry Farm.”