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May 4 2021

Meet Grower: Alexis Williams

Did you come from a farming/gardening family? Can you share a story about that? My grandmother had me outside a lot as a kid teaching me different flowers and helping…
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May 2 2021

Meet Grower: Lindsay Henry

Did you come from a farming/gardening family? Can you share a story about that? I came to gardening as an adult, but my great-grandmother was an avid gardener and most…
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May 1 2021

Meet Grower: Vanessa Davis

Did you come from a farming/gardening family? Can you share a story about that? I grew up with very large gardens that fed our family of 6 throughout the entire…
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Mar 17 2021

Meet Our Cut Flower Grower: Alliy Gundlach

Did you come from a farming/gardening family? Can you share a story about that? Although my mum is a perennial gardener, I attribute my love for plants to my parent’s…
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Aug 26 2020

Meet Our Cafe Supervisor: Nicole Hankinson

Foodie Beginnings Nicole’s passion for food began at a young age. Growing up, she enjoyed helping her grandma with her garden and baking in the kitchen. Her grandma grew flowers…
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Aug 16 2020

You either love it, or you hate it: Patchouli

Love it or Hate it? What do you think of patchouli? “OMG, I love patchouli!”   “Ugh – I hate patchouli!” We hear these reactions all the time from our customers. Patchouli (pəˈCHo͞olē), Pogostemon cablin,…
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Aug 12 2020

Meet One of Our 2020 Seasonal Assistant Growers: Nicole Wild

Farming Beginnings Growing up, Nicole would help her mother with small gardening projects around the house. But it wasn’t until she was a junior in high school, that she realized…
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Aug 8 2020

Catnip isn’t JUST for cats!

Catnip For Your Cats Cats make amazing companions, and giving them catnip is a really fun way to play with and treat your cat. When cats are exposed to catnip,…
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Jul 29 2020

Meet One of Our New Vegetable Growers: Annie Halcomb

Gardening Beginnings Both sides of Annie’s family have left their impressions about nature and gardening on her. Annie’s mother always keeps a large garden, and so did her grandmother. Not…
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May 5 2020

How to Make Plant-based, Organic Potpourri

Make Potpourri from the Nature Around You!     In CVO’s second installment of our Dried Flower Craft Series, Jodi shows a fun and easy way to make potpourri! This can…
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Cherry Valley Organic Flower Bouquet

Apr 25 2020

An Organic Flower Bouquet Subscription is the Perfect Gift!

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend, relative, co-worker, or neighbor? How about a weekly, every other week, or every 4-week bouquet of fresh-cut, colorful, organic blooms? Heck, maybe…
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Apr 22 2020

The Healing Properties of Lavender

Who doesn’t love Lavender, right?! Based on our experience at market and plant sales, very few people have an adverse reaction to this popular garden plant. At the same time,…
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Apr 19 2020

Meet the New CVO Sales & Marketing Specialist: Heather Herczak

We’ve hinted and introduced to you the talented new women farmers that have join the CVO team this year. Now, we would like to introduce to you someone completely different:…
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Mar 27 2020

Dried Flower Craft Kits

We have new Dried Flower Craft Kits available on our website!     Watch this video to see Jodi show how to make these colorful crafts for kids (or adults),…
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Cherry Valley Organics Thyme

Jul 3 2019

Thyme Varieties for Culinary and Ornamental Use

Here at Cherry Valley, we grow dozens of different types of herbs, but one of our favorites is thyme. While you might think that there’s only one type of thyme,…
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Farm Market and Cafe Grand Opening

Jun 17 2019

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Farm Market and Cafe!

 Our Grand Opening festivities will follow this schedule: **Saturday 6/1 – 9am – 9pm All day happenings! Pie on the Porch Free Samples (food, coffee, tea) Raffles 10am – Potted…
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Garlic Scapes

Jun 14 2019

Garlic Scapes: How to harvest and cook

One of the more surprising spring crops we harvest here at the Cherry Valley Organics Farm is garlic scapes. While most people think about the bulbous, underground cloves when they…
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Apr 26 2019

Meet the CVO Cafe Supervisor: Emily Kramer

We’re thrilled to announce that the Cherry Valley Organics Farm Market and Cafe is soon going to open for our spring and summer hours! We’re located at 1713 Main Street,…
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Apr 12 2019

Meet Cherry Valley Organics Retail Sales and Event Assistant: Katie Sofio

The Cherry Valley Organics Farm Market and Cafe will soon be open for our spring and summer hours! We’re located at 1713 Main Street, Burgettstown, PA in the recently refurbished,…
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Mar 11 2019

Meet the Founder of Cherry Valley Organics Farm: Jodi Danyo

Small farmers are a hard-working, dedicated bunch. Being a small farmer requires endless hours spent not just growing the fruits, veggies, flowers, and herbs sold by the farm, but also…
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Feb 22 2019

Celebrate CSA Day with Cherry Valley Organics

The last Friday in February is “National CSA Sign-up Day” (CSA Day for short), and we’re busy celebrating here at Cherry Valley Organics! Based on data collected from small farmers,…
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Cherry Valley Organics fragrance spray

Feb 8 2019

Our All-natural, Organic Fragrance Sprays and Roll-ons

Did you know that most air fresheners and room sprays are made from a concoction of synthetic chemicals? The Huffington Post declared synthetic fragrance sprays to be “The New Secondhand…
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Cherry Valley Organics Herbal Bath Salts

Jan 16 2019

Herbal Bath Salts and Bath Bags: Healing, Calming, and Rejuvenating

With today’s ever-busy schedules, it isn’t often that we take time for ourselves and relax. But when we do, it should be in a way that’s comforting and calming. That’s…
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Cherry Valley Organics Handmade Soap

Dec 6 2018

Handmade Soap from Cherry Valley Organics

We’ve been making our certified organic, handmade soap for over a decade. Our soap-making process begins by selecting only the finest ingredients, some of which we grow ourselves right here…
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Cherry Valley Organics Store

Nov 20 2018

Announcing the Grand Opening of the Cherry Valley Organics Holiday Market!

We’re beyond thrilled to announce the opening of the Cherry Valley Organics Holiday Market in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh! The store’s Grand Opening is on Friday, November 23rd,…
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Nov 11 2018

Herbal Salves: How We Make Our Healing Organic Salves

Herbal salves like those we make here at our certified organic farm are useful for soothing irritated muscles and healing damaged, chapped, or dry skin. Our salve recipes combine essential…
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Cherry Valley Organics Beets

Oct 18 2018

Beets: How we sow, grow, and harvest these delicious roots

Beets might be humble-looking on the outside, but on the inside, they’re packed with flavor and nutrition. Consuming a beetroot infuses your body with potassium, manganese, folic acid, and lots…
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Cherry Valley Organics Garlic

Oct 4 2018

Organic Garlic: How to grow, harvest, and cure garlic bulbs

Did you know that much of the organic garlic that’s sold in grocery stores travel hundreds or even thousands of miles before it reaches your kitchen table? Around 75% of the…
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Cherry Valley Organics Microgreens

Sep 20 2018

Microgreens Supplier in Pittsburgh: Cherry Valley Organics Farm

If you’re a chef, restaurateur, or even a home cook who’s looking for a microgreens supplier in Pittsburgh, we have you covered! Our microgreens are crunchy, delicious, and packed with…
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Cherry Valley Organics Patty Pan Squash

Sep 6 2018

What is patty pan squash? How to grow and cook this vegetable

Patty pan squash is quite unique. Its squat, flat shape, unique coloration, and ruffled edges might leave you scratching your head with wonder. What is patty pan squash anyway? Is…
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Cherry Valley Organics Cucumber Farming

Aug 23 2018

Cucumber Farming: How We Grow This Prized Crop

Cucumbers can be a notoriously challenging crop for farmers. Many varieties are susceptible to a devastating pathogen known as bacterial wilt that’s spread by a small insect called the cucumber…
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Cherry Valley Organics Heirloom Tomatoes

Aug 9 2018

Heirloom Tomato Varieties From Our Farm to Your Home

Heirloom tomatoes come in just about every color of the rainbow, and the diversity of flavors and textures they bring to the table is unparalleled. Here at Cherry Valley Organics,…
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Cherry Valley Organics Planting

Jul 7 2018

Succession Planting Plan for Farmers and Gardeners

Despite what you may think, spring isn’t the only planting season here at the farm, nor should it be in your own home garden. Farmers and gardeners who want to…
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Cherry Valley Organics cherry tomatoes

Jul 5 2018

How We Grow and Harvest Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are among our customers’ favorites, which is a good thing because they’re also one of our favorite crops to grow! With their prolific production and sweet flavor, there’s…
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Cherry Valley Organics eat local

Jun 21 2018

The Importance of Eating with the Seasons

For many folks, one of the toughest challenges of eating local is realizing how connected our food is to the natural cycles of nature. Our ancestors were intimately in tune…
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Jun 7 2018

Edible Flowers for Cakes, Salads, and Other Culinary Adventures

If you’re wondering where to buy edible flowers for a special event, restaurant, or even for everyday home enjoyment, Cherry Valley Organics has you covered. We grow, package, and sell many…
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Cherry Valley Organics Wedding

May 24 2018

Organic Wedding Flowers in Pittsburgh

Are you tying the knot in the Pittsburgh area? Let Cherry Valley Organics Farm, located just 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, grow gorgeous, certified organic flowers for your special day! We’re one…
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Cherry Valley Organics Mushrooms

May 10 2018

How We Grow Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms

Our delicious mushrooms are a favorite of many of our Farm Share subscribers and farmers market customers. Baskets of meaty shiitake and flavorful oyster mushrooms are one of our most prized crops…
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Cherry Valley Organics herb plants

Apr 19 2018

Organic Herb Plants for Your Pittsburgh Garden

If you want to save some big bucks on your food budget, consider growing your own herbs. With the average grocery store price of fresh herbs consistently on the rise, it’s…
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Cherry Valley Organics Strawberries

Apr 5 2018

Why Our Organic Strawberries are the Right Choice for Your Family

Conventionally grown strawberries consistently top the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables that contain the highest levels of pesticide residue. One sample of strawberries was found to contain…
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Cherry Valley Organics Allie Logue

Mar 22 2018

Meet the Power Behind our Herbs and Flowers: Allie Logue

According to the New York Times, roughly three-quarters of the cut flowers sold in the U.S. are grown far outside of our country’s borders. Most cut flowers travel thousands of miles…
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Mar 8 2018

Who Grows Your Food? A Cherry Valley Organics Grower Profile

Do you know who grows the food you eat? If you shop at a big grocery chain, the face behind that cucumber in your salad is a complete mystery. But, if…
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Feb 22 2018

Gourmet Lettuce Varieties to Make Your Salad Sing

Here at the Cherry Valley Organics farm we take our lettuce very seriously. It’s a staple in our Pittsburgh CSA Farm Share boxes all summer long. Yep, that’s right. We provide fresh, organic lettuce…
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Cherry Valley Organics Swiss Chard

Feb 8 2018

What is Swiss chard? Growing, harvesting, and cooking this delicious green

What is Swiss chard? Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) is a close relative of the garden beet. Chard and beets are so close, in fact, that they’re actually the same species…
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Cherry Valley Organics Valentine's Day Gifts

Jan 25 2018

Organic Valentine’s Day Gifts from Cherry Valley Organics

If you don’t want to give your sweetheart expensive, pesticide-laden roses that were grown thousands of miles away from home for Valentine’s Day, give him or her the gift of…
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CSA Pittsburgh

Jan 11 2018

CSA Pittsburgh: Cherry Valley Organics Farm Share Program

Sign-ups for our 2019 CSA Pittsburgh Farm Share Program are now open! We’re excited to be able to provide your family with a wide selection of delicious, organic fruits and vegetables…
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CVO Lavender gift basket

Dec 14 2017

Last Chance Holiday Events and $5 off $40 Until December 19th!

Don’t forget to take advantage of our last online sale of the season! Plus, everything ordered before December 19th will arrive in time for Christmas! That’s right, this sale includes…
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CVO herbal tea

Dec 14 2017

Buy Organic Herbal Tea Online: Why our natural herbal tea recipes are the best

Buy Organic Herbal Tea Online: Why our natural herbal tea recipes are the best  Here are Cherry Valley Organics we take our tea very seriously. Made from a blend of…
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Cherry Valley Organics Lip Balm

Dec 7 2017

What’s in Your Lip Balm? A Closer Look at the Ingredient List

What’s in Your Lip Balm? A Closer Look at the Ingredient List  The next time you apply lip balm, take a look at the label. Do you see a list…
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Cherry Valley Organics Lip Balm Sale

Dec 7 2017

Buy 4 Lip Balms, Get one FREE and $5 Off $40!

It’s the season of giving, right?! Enjoy these upcoming sales and you can give to others and save on goodies for yourself, too!  Buy any four lip balms, get one…
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Cherry Valley Organics Sale

Dec 2 2017

Buy 5 Get 1 Free Soap Sale Today and Tomorrow Only!

Need stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or teacher treats?! Our USDA certified organic soaps come in a variety of scents and starting TODAY through Sunday at midnight, you can buy 5 bars and…
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Cherry Valley Organics Holiday Mart

Dec 1 2017

December Holiday Events Kick Off TODAY!

In addition to our online store, there are several ways to get your hands on our goods for holiday gifts this month!… December 1-9: Sweetwater Holiday mART What: A pop-up boutique featuring locally…
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CVO Lavender gift basket

Nov 24 2017

Handmade, Organic Gifts from Cherry Valley Organics

5 Reasons to Shop Cherry Valley Organics Farm for All Your Gift Needs   1. All of our body care products, including soaps, fragrances, lip balm, salves, and more are certified organic by the USDA. They’re…
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Since 2001

Cherry Valley Organics is a certified organic producer of fruit, herb, vegetable, flower, and potted plant crops. We are also a certified organic processor and handler of dried herbs, dried fruits/vegetables, herbal teas, and herb-infused vinegar.

What Our Customers are Saying:

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Caitlin

May Market 2015

"I purchased the lavender fragrance and the lavender lip balm at the May Market and I love both products - the lavender essence feels very concentrated and so soothing!"

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Kathy

Bethel Park

"Just had to tell you how much we are enjoying all of your summer bounty.  The tomatoes and cucumbers have been our favorites - the yellow tomatoes have me spoiled now!  Thanks for growing such a great crop!"

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Tracy

Washington

"I just have to tell you that the flower bouquet that I ordered last week smelled so nice in my home.  Every morning when I came down the stairs, I felt like I was living in a floral shop.  Thank you so much for your exquisite choice in that arrangement - I am so grateful for your work!"

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Linda

South Park

"Everything I have gotten from your farm has been wonderful — soap, flowers, herbs, veggies, and berries!"

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Patti

Mt. Lebanon

"Thanks for the updates and all your hard work. The veggies are dee lish!!!!"

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Tara

Squirrel Hill

"My son (the picky veggie eater) declared your snap peas (though a little  funny-looking) the best he had ever tasted!!!"

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Mary

Squirrel Hill

"Thanks so much for the Fall Harvest dried flower wreath. I love it! I hung  it up as soon as I got home last night."

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Mary

McMurray

"Your Red Slicing tomatoes from last week were (they're already eaten!) the best I've had since moving to Pittsburgh 7 years ago, and probably before that! THANK YOU!!"