Shiloh Farm is a model of what is possible in urban agriculture on one city lot. Since 2008, Grow Pittsburgh has exchanged produce for the use of this formerly vacant lot at the corner of Homewood Ave. and Thomas Blvd. in Point Breeze. We’ve converted the lot into a small urban farm, complete with in-ground production beds, herbs, figs, raspberries, and flowers to draw beneficial insects. Shiloh Farm even has a beehive and a flock of Rhode Island Red chickens. The garden’s back perimeter is marked by a large solar array, which feeds into the neighboring home. Stop by to look around, or schedule a tour by clicking here!
Learning, Farming, Selling
At Shiloh Farm we use chemical-free growing techniques to grow produce, which primarily supplies our on-site farm stand. The stand is open weekly on Thursdays from June through Oct., 3:00-6:00 p.m. (or until we sell out). We keep our pricing low to increase food access, and those who can pay more are encouraged to do so. Shiloh Farm sells additional produce to the Cafe at the Frick.
Shiloh Farm, in conjunction with the Frick greenhouse and kitchen garden, serves as a site for assistants and apprentices to learn about and try out small-scale urban farming techniques. Many other school and community groups use the site for tours, activities and workdays. Stop by and peruse the garden anytime!