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 North. 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 small flock of chickens so we can use local honey and eggs in our workshops and programs. The garden’s back perimeter is marked by a large solar array, which feeds into the neighboring home. Stop by to look around, or shop with us at our produce stand.

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 late May through the end of October, 2:30 – 6:30 pm. We keep our pricing low to increase food access, and those who can pay more are encouraged to do so. 

Shiloh Farm, in conjunction with the Frick Greenhouse, serves as a site for youth, apprentices, and volunteers 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 explore the garden anytime!

Growing Produce for the Community

Our roadside farmstand is located at Shiloh Farm at 2709 Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15221. We grow fresh affordable produce for our communities using all-natural and sustainable growing methods. We grow a wide range of produce including heirloom tomatoes and peppers, salad mix, green beans, zucchini, greens, root veggies like turnips and carrots, onions and garlic, and okra. In the Fall we have fresh ginger and turmeric grown in our greenhouse and mushrooms grown on logs in the shady parts of our site. We also receive produce from our sister farm in Braddock to ensure we always have a bountiful supply. 

Our farmstand runs from late May through the end of October on Thursdays from 2:30 to 6:30 pm

Find the updated schedules for everywhere you can find Grow Pittsburgh produce on our produce page.

Looking for seedlings for your garden? Check out this page.

On Farm Learning for Youth

We offer youth education opportunities through our partnership with the Braddock Youth Project and the Urban Farmers in Training program.

Grow Pittsburgh employs high school youth from the Braddock Youth Project to work on our production sites and farm stands for six weeks each summer. Students are intimately involved in the workings of the farm from seeding to harvest. In addition to agricultural skills, students learn about leadership, teamwork, and how their actions affect the larger food system.

Click here to learn more.

On Farm Learning for Adults

Our adult education opportunities include a work-trade program, experiential employment, and our workshop series. The Backyard Farm series in partnership with Churchview Farms is for backyard growers to build the skills and take a deep dive into selected topics. 

Find the upcoming workshops on our events page.