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Healcrest Urban Herbals at Your Service! Tea-pops, Tisane, and Tea Service in Fact


Whether Rain or Shine, at Healcrest It’s Always Teatime!!

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Now we’ve made it even easier to bring our delicious, specially brewed hot and cold tea to YOU, for your enjoyment, at any event, anytime! You’ve enjoyed our hot and cold tea samples at every event. Now delight as you enjoy a FULL cup of our hand-crafted, locally-grown herbal blends!

Whether you enjoy hoImaget Coconut Green Chai or Everyday Iced Tea….not Ice-TImage

… Iced Tea! Brewed just the way you like to enjoy it, smooth, hot, warming, cold, refreshing, and ready to enjoy when you want it!!

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FIND US AT A MARKET NEAR YOU! Come say hello, Meet, Drink, Be Merry!

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A new season, A new beginning


Healcrest Farm has been growing food and building relationships with our community since 2005!!!! It has not always been an easy road, developing those relationships. I have met many different people, of many different walks of life – from elders who grew up in the deep south and have lived most of their lives around fresh food, to youth who would rather throw an apple at their peers than eat it.
I have seen over 60 youth at the Farm in our summer internships and worked with 3 public schools in greenhouse educational programs. I am humbled at the progress that has been made in this small site tucked away on a hilltop in Pittsburgh.

I and this Farm might not be everything to everyone and often Healcrest UF falls short of being the local food source or the community-food educators or the neighbor we strive to be, but we never give up trying. Always with empathy to our neighbors unique experiences, to racial and social tensions, to all the things that oppress and strangle our communities and hold at arm’s length those things in Jah’s great earth that are LIFE. We press on.

Here is a small photo series of our times and growth so far. Enjoy!

Circa 2004

Land b4 the Farm, 2004

Building the garden beds

Summer Inters Building the Shed, 2008

Students at the greenhouse

Youth hard-at-work planting in the spring

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