Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Glencoe Gourmet

    Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Glencoe Gourmet Business Name: Glencoe Gourmet Where do you live? Green Tree, PA How many years have you had your business? I officially launched Glencoe Gourmet (I bake homemade nut, apricot, and poppyseed rolls) one year ago – in October 2020 – during COVID.

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  • Pumpkin on a Stick

    Pumpkin on a Stick! This unusual plant is grown all summer and then used fresh or dried in arrangements. Can you guess what the little “pumpkins” really are? The plant is actually an ornamental eggplant and the “pumpkins” are mini eggplants. The first of the chilly weather in the fall

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  • Fall Planting Tips

    Mid-November is a safe planting deadline for most areas in our climate. You ideally want to allow six weeks of root development before the ground freezes. However, if you are running behind schedule, it is still best to get plants out of their pots and in the ground before it

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  • Weekly News, 10.26.21

    Hello, Things don’t always go as we planned, do they? My personality is such that I need to have a plan, a vision, a north star. As much as I plan though, I am learning to let go, move on, and make the most of it when my plans fall

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  • Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Chickie and Lulu

    Meet the Community Market Day Vendor: Chickie and Lulu Where do you live? McDonald, PA (South Fayette) How many years have you had your business? 15 years. Started in 2006, took a few years hiatus, and relaunched in May 2021. What made you want to start this business? I loved

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  • Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Diana’s Heavenly Cupcakes

    Meet the Community Market Day Vendor: Diana’s Heavenly Cupcakes Where do you live? McDonald, Pa How many years have you had your business? 10 years What made you want to start this business? Everyone kept telling me “this is the best cupcake I ever ate” and that I should sell

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  • Fields to Fork: Celebrating local food and culinary art

    Our homegrown produce (20 lbs of peppers. 20 lbs carrots. 8 lbs of arugula. 3 lbs of basil. 20 lbs of eggplant. 15 lbs of slicing tomatoes. 10 lbs of kale. 10 lbs of beet greens. 7lbs of red beets. ½ lb of rosemary) + 1 chef 1 pastry chef

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  • Weekly News, 10.12.21

    Hi friends, Have you been outside enjoying nature much lately? I can’t get enough of it these days. I know that I need it for my mind, body and soul to recuperate and heal from life. As Florence Williams says, “we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, bodies of

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  • Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Coyne Family Farm

    Meet the Community Market Day Vendor: Coyne Family Farm Where do you live? Burgettstown, Pa How many years have you had your business? Established 2003 What made you want to start this business? Our children were in 4-H and FFA. They raised beef, pork, lamb and goats. What’s your favorite

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  • Fall Container Gardening Ideas

    We love fall mums, and grow thousands of them here on the farm, but they aren’t your only option for mixed containers. Some other plants that are great for the fall include: Celosia Ornamental peppers Creeping jenny Coleus Ornamental kale or cabbage Pansies Ornamental grasses or millet Calibrachoa Verbena and

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  • Fall Changes are in the Air

    After over ten years, we’ve made the difficult decision to permanently discontinue our traditional Fall Fest with hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, it wasn’t busy enough to justify it any longer. We still have plenty to offer you and your family this year in the store, including: mounds of

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  • Autumn: Why Plant Now?

    Although many gardeners plant trees and shrubs in the spring, knowledgeable gardeners plant in the fall to take advantage of all this fabulous season has to offer. But why is fall planting better than spring planting? Stress ReductionTransplanting causes stress as plants are removed from containers, balls or established locations

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  • Garden Tour 2021: Garden #3

    Lisa’s love for plants and gardening is very much a part of her daily life, even in the winter. Her passion began at their previous home, where they lived for twenty years. After raising four children, she began to pursue her interests further by completing the Master Gardener certification and

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  • Garden Tour 2021: Garden #2

    Michele has been gardening since she was a child. She had the opportunity to help on her family’s farm and the love of growing plants and food stuck with her. Her aunt’s love of gardening had also inspired her. “I loved the magic that she was able to produce in

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  • Garden Tour 2021: Garden #1

    Our first stop for our Garden Tour was at Debbie and Phil’s house in Castle Shannon. They are both retired and have lived at the residence for 45 years. Together, they’ve done almost everything themselves, including the paver walkways, gates and picket fence. Their garden space gives them both joy

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  • Weekly News, 8.4.21

    Hello there, I just love how gardening and nature bring us together. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting three local residences for my Garden Tour 2021 and I’m excited to share what I learned with you. It’s so much fun to see the unique creativity of other’s home gardens, as well as

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  • Weekly News, 7.21.21

    Hi Friends, What lights you up? What do you love that makes your heart beat faster? Do you get enough of “it”? If not, why not? For Russ and I, it’s our business. We love what we do. This month we’ve attended two industry events and have had the privilege of

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  • Weekly News, 6.23.21

    Happy National Pollinator Week! Sometimes it’s hard to see the impact we’re making from our efforts to do good, whether in the garden or in life. Yet “little strokes fell great oaks” as Benjamin Franklin once said, and we will eventually see the fruits of our labor. With the 4th of July

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  • Weekly News, 6.9.21

    Hello plant lover friends, Gardening is a long term goal, right? It’s never one-and-done, or just a one-week or one-year project. We have gardening goals for life. When Russ and I plant trees, we dream of seeing them in 20-30 years, or we envision or kids or grandkids enjoying them someday. It’s

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  • Weekly News, 6.2.21

    Hi friends, I love yoga. I love yoga outdoors, in nature even better. I love it because is slows me down. It’s a chance to let go and let my soul catch up from the fast pace of life. A chance to meditate and focus on deep breathing. A chance

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