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We Are OPEN for Business at Pittsburgh Public Market!


We’d LOVE to see your face at the Market! Come visit us and the many fine vendors at the Public Market at 25th and Penn in one of Pittsburgh’s greatest destinations. It’s been fun to build our own little homey kitchen just off the main aisle of the market.

Open Hours – WED – SUN 10am – 4pm (SAT 9am)

Come and get delicious iced and hot tea service, loose leaf by the pouch, as well as ice pops for enjoying on the spot or taking home by the box. And our newest fun herbal edible our delightful herb infused simple syrups.

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COME AND GET IT! Artisanal Tea and Tea-pops in YINZ Neighborhood!!

HEALCREST SPRING CALENDAR FILLING UP!

Spring is HERE! And we are Excited to bring you our delicious treats! Please Join US for locally-grown, herbal tea, tea-pops and more!

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

The event list is getting longer! Please stop by and try a tea-pop and get some tea! OUR FIRST PUBLIC POPS PRESENTATION!! At Pittsburgh Public Market April 12-14th! We are so excited to share these special treats with you!

  • APR 12-14th – Tea-Pop Shop, 2nd Weekend of the Month (beginning in April) @Pittsburgh Public Market Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA
  • APR 13-14th – I Made It! Market at Tanger Outlets, Washington County
  • APR 20thTea-Pop Shop & Market IMI Market Jr. + Healthy Living @Bakery Square, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MAY 4th – Tea-Pop Shop, The Waldorf School “May Fair”  11-4pm
  • MAY 10-12th – Tea-Pop Shop, 2nd Weekend of the Month @Pittsburgh Public Market Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA
  • JUNE 1st – Tea-Pop Shop & Market  @Bryant Street Festival, Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA
  • JUNE 7-9th – Tea-Pop Shop, 2nd Weekend of the Month @Pittsburgh Public Market Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA
  • JUNE 23rd – Tea-Pop Shop & Market, Spirit Fair @Sterling Yoga 2-7pm, Dormont, PA
  • SEP 21stTea-Pop Shop & Market @Mother Earth News Festival, Seven Springs, PA
  • SEP 29th, 11am-4pm – Market @Green Innovation Festival, Hartwood Acres, PA

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April 2, 2013 · 8:41 pm

Fresh Fare


We are starting to see a real abundance here at Healcrest. The greenhouse has produced deliciously sweet and crisp green peas, a lovely arugula and mesclun lettuce mix, dinosaur kale (that has now become kale chips) and really good-sized red beets, italian flat parsley and genovese basil – yum. With these beauties you can make an amazing pesto, blanched and seasoned kale (or the kale chips), steam beets or borscht and have an amazing salad on the side.

Lavender/Echinacea/Sage

My little helper has been doing an amazing job on our rasberry bushes. He has learned to pick the big red ripe ones and fill his belly. And when he tires of that, he finds the bucket I am dropping my picks into, and I find 1/4 of the bucket gone! Amazing he hasn’t turned into a rasberry by now!

So the farm at this time is a ton of work. The rain/sun combo makes it a lush jungle here  – hard to believe we are smack in the east end of a major metro area. But with years now of planting herb and food seeds, we get enormous growth. Everything from bamboo, to mugwort, roses, chaste-tree, comfrey, columbines, apple trees, grapevines, mullein, bee balms, oak and maples, mulberry trees, blackberry vines – well we are in abundance but often fighting back the growth! The birds are in abundance, we see hawks and falcons, we have ground animals to keep out, snakes, worms, bunnies and deer. It was my dream to make this place a haven of nature, a sanctuary in the midst of the city. It is becoming that each year!

I am in great need of an arborist. So if anyone out there knows or is one, willing to donate some time to our urban farming endeavors – please contact us here by making a comment – or through our website – www.healcrest.com. We have an old apple tree that needs

Kale, basil, parsley

some major love and by the time it stops fruiting, I want to be prepared to give a major trim. We have new baby apple trees sprouting and our older-timer needs to share some space (and produce on some lower limbs – so we can actually reach the apples!!!)

So here are some great pics of our produce and other joyous times on the farm. Tomatoes, squash, okra, beets, asparagus, peppers are all following soon (you should see them in the late July/August post)

Like always, families, gardeners, and fellow Pgh neighbors are welcome to volunteer! Subscribe to this blog and you will get that automatic inspiration!

Any WWOOFers out there as well who want to rough it in Pgh – we have plenty of flat space for camping and could use the helping hands.

Aba & I are working on the garden fence!

 

Peas are yummy!

Organic rasberries fresh from the urban farm!

Raw Kale chips - crisp from the dehydrator!

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