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, perennial fruits, mushrooms, and flowers to draw beneficial insects. Shiloh Farm even has beehives and a flock of laying hens. The garden’s back & side perimeters are marked by large solar arrays, which feed into the neighboring home. Stop by to look around, or schedule a tour by clicking here!
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., 2:30-6:30 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 Garden Dreams, serves as a site for assistants, apprentices, and workshares 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.