The Kretschmann Farm: Crop &
Economic Diversity in Western PA

INTRODUCTION
Don and Becky Kretschmann crouch down with chives in one of the fields on their 60-acre farm, 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. They run a large CSA wtih 33 drop-off locations in the Pittsburgh area. The also formed a wholesale cooperative of 5 area growers in 2002. They grow greens, herbs, vegetables and fruit for CSA, farmers' markets, restaurants and wholesale.