Take A Tour
Did you know our production sites yield over 10,000 pounds of produce annually? Most of that produce is sold at farm stands to community residents or to local restaurants. Experience a working urban farm in full production, see the work happen , and learn the impact the work has on the communities of Braddock and/or Point Breeze and Homewood by taking a Production Site Tour!
Guests at any site will learn about our work and organic gardening techniques. Visitors will also learn how we use Grow Pittsburgh production sites to educate our Urban Farm Apprentices and Urban Farmers in Training.
Tours happen rain or shine, so come prepared. Dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear. In the case of extreme weather, you will be notified to reschedule. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle and sun block.
To request a tour, fill out the Tour Request Form. If you need special accommodations like a different tour day or have a larger group, please specify when completing the form. If you’d like us to focus on a particular topic on your tour, please specify that on the form as well.
Shiloh Farm and the Frick Greenhouse
Guests will learn about the history of the greenhouse and how Grow Pittsburgh uses the space year-round, and the intensive growing practices used to maximize space in both the greenhouse and the kitchen garden. At Shiloh Farm, visitors will see how a small-scale urban farm operates. Due to limited space within the greenhouse, we can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Tours are held Wednesday and Friday mornings and last 30-60 minutes.
Guests will tour our largest production site, which is one acre and serves as the only source of fresh produce for the town of Braddock. Braddock Farms staff will talk about how they grow with organic methods and practice season extension with hoop houses, row covers, and a greenhouse. Staff will also discuss the dozens of different crops grown at Braddock, show visitors the small chicken flock, and explain how the produce grown gets to Braddock and local restaurants. Tours are limited to 20 guests. Tours are scheduled Thursdays and last 30-60 minutes.