The Villa Farm

Vital to Our Heritage

Operating on 726 acres, the farm of Villa Maria Community Center is an integral part of the heritage of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. The farm serves as a symbol of the struggle and sacrifice of a small group of women who settled on the Lawrence County land in 1864 and succeeded in establishing a viable, productive farm when others before them had failed. Land management at the farm is based on spirituality, sustainability, simplicity and the preservation of all local life systems.


Greenhouse

The Greenhouse opens the last week in April and remains open through mid-June. A variety of distinctive items are available, including geraniums, hanging baskets, patio pots, bedding flowers and herb garden pots. Items by pre-order only are poinsettias (available starting Dec. 1) and Easter flowers (available the week of Easter). We also specialize in custom-made, special-occasion centerpieces.

The Greenhouse is now closed. Thank you for a successful season!

Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Produce Market

Typically open late June thru early November, depending on season. All produce is fresh-picked, seasonal, naturally grown utilizing organic methods and grown on the farm with nothing purchased wholesale or otherwise to supplement.

The Produce Market is now closed for the season. Email jmoreira@humilityofmary.org or call 724-964-8920 x3385 if you are interested in purchasing potatoes; they will still be available for sale through Thanksgiving.

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Payment by check, cash, debit or credit cards.


Community Supported Agriculture

The farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides individuals an opportunity to support the farm as well as have access to a fresh, local food source. Each week, members get a box of produce grown through sustainable practices. For more information click on the PDFs below or email jmoreira@humilityofmary.org

2017 CSA Information  2017 CSA Contract

The Villa Herb Garden

Learn about the medicinal properties, culinary uses and decorative qualities of the more than 70 varieties of herbs.

Hours: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to Noon


Helping Those in Need

In keeping with our mission of helping those in need, a large portion of produce from the farm is donated to local food banks, shelters and parishes.

The Villa Farm is located on the grounds of Villa Maria Community Center, 1 mile south of U.S. Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa. 10 miles east of Youngstown and 11 miles west of New Castle

For more information, contact John Moreira at 724-964-8920, x3385 or email jmoreira@humilityofmary.org

A legacy of sustaining the land in peace, harmony and beauty for present and future generations.

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