Stoney Creek Iris is located a few miles outside of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, in Stoney Creek Valley, close to the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg.
I keep finding golf balls when I rototill around the iris beds. This year, we even have a peacock who shows up from time to time and checks out the iris beds, and sometimes his long tail knocks over a few plants.
Stoney Creek Iris is located in south central Pennsylvania, where the conditions are not really perfect for iris growing. What that means is….if it grows for us, it will grow for you! Our rhizomes are not enormous; conditions here don’t lend themselves to growing the big lunkers. But in a weird sort of way that’s an advantage, because you know if they’ll grow here, they’re tough, strong iris, and the odds are they’ll grow for you. You’ll get quick and honest responses to any questions, and your order will be prepared quickly and carefully. This isn’t just a business – it’s our way of making the world a little more beautiful, one rhizome at a time.
At its most basic, a CSA (community supported agriculture) is an agreement between a farmer and an ‘eater’ in which the customer pays ahead of time for a weekly share of seasonal produce from the farm, sharing in both the risks and the windfalls of the farm’s year. Cool Beans has tweaked that basic formula just a bit so that our members don’t receive overwhelming amounts of any one item by setting up informal agreements with other sustainable farmers. If I grow too much of one thing and not enough of another, or if something fails here, I’ll swap with another farmer I trust so that things even out a bit more for our Beans. (I don’t want to eat Swiss chard twice a week all summer, either.)
Toying with the idea of earning some income by producing food on your land, or just interested in maximizing the potential to grow nutritious food for your own family? Want to find your inner farmer and connect with like-minded people? How about joining us for the first series of “Third Thursday” classes at Stoney Creek Valley Farm?
As a provider of Community Supported Agriculture, we love hearing from everyone!