Hoffman Appalachian Farm
St. Marys, Pennsylvania
A native of St. Marys, PA, after graduating from Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) I spent almost 10 years working, living and playing in Pittsburgh first in the field of broadcast television for WTAE-TV and then utilities with Equitable Resources.
I then decided a change was in order so I solo-traveled for 2 months all across the US with my bikes, canoe, backpacking gear hitting every National Park I could, ending up in Anchorage, Alaska. I then headed to Longmont, Colorado (just outside of Boulder) where I found work at eToys in Denver full-time and at the REI in Boulder part-time. I took advantage of my 6 years in Colorado to take every climbing/mountaineering course I could with the Colorado Mountain Club and loved every minute of it. I was also fortunate enough to first intern with, then get hired full-time as a farmhand at Ollin Farms in Longmont. It was then working with Mark and Kena, that I knew I wanted to move back home and start my own farm.
In 2009 I moved back and a year later, my wife Jenn and I were married. We live in State College, however our farm is in St. Marys where our family has lived since the early 1960's.
We hope you visit our farm in the near future as we have recently expanded our original 30 hop hills to over 450 in 2016 along with laying the groundwork for barley and other small grains.
We believe deeply in the ground-roots, Participatory Guarantee System focused on the benefits of organic agriculture.
(This listing was last updated on November 16, 2020)
Location258 Taft Road
St. Marys, PA 15857