MEET THE FARMERS
Wayne and Jeannette Grabe founded Canter Hill Farm in 2008 and have grown from being a really, really, really tiny farm to just a tiny farm. In 2013, we transitioned from two full-time jobs and a farm to one full time job and one full time farmer (Wayne!) Our four kids help in different ways, including making the animals more "child tolerant" (our 3 year old is especially good at this), but somehow it all works.
2020 Season: All markets below are are open for retail purchases. Look below for guidance on those hours
Every Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm in the Train Station parking lot.
9 am - noon is retail, noon - 1 pm is pre-order only pickup.
WHERE: Bryn Mawr Train Station Parking Lot: Corner of Route 30 and Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Every Saturday from 10 am to noon
(9 am to 10 am is pre-order pickup)
WHERE: Winston Road between Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane
Every Friday from 3 - 6 pm.
WHERE: Kennett Square Creamery.
We come to Media roughly once a month, and are happy to meet up with you.
On the Farm:
We are open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4 pm. If you can only come on Saturday, please email to pre-order and confirm that we will be open to pick up your items. The farm is NOT open for general sales on Saturdays, because we have sent everything to the markets :)
AT THE FARM
Between full-time jobs and lots of kids to run around, we find it easier to hear from you - when would you like to pick up? - and set up a time. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please understand that if you visit the farm, you visit our home and our family. Therefore, we ask that you schedule a time rather than a suprise visit, or you may be suprised to find us weeding in our pajamas (which might scar you for life!)
1. Consider ordering ahead. It gives us a chance to be sure we have what you want and have it ready for you. Digging through the freezer isn't really entertaining for you.
2. Please only come during arranged times, or order ahead. We occasionally get out to do things, and wouldn't want to miss you.
3. Understand that a visit is not a tour. For insurance reasons and because we have limited time, we don't offer tours. Visits are for picking up items only.
ONE ARMED PAPER HANGER
We don't really have titles, we just have a lot of work, a lot of animals and a very large "to-do" list.
If you ask Wayne where he's from, he'll tell you Rhodesia, but he grew up in South Africa. I met him while he was working as a game ranger in the Sabi Sands Game reserve in South Africa, and the compromise to get him to live in America was that we had to have more land than a postage stamp and a few animals to keep him busy.
CHIEF COOK & BOTTLE WASHER
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I'm the area native, but neither of us knew ANYTHING about farming. We both loved the outdoors, enjoy animals and had a concern about all the changes that are being made in the food industry.
We started the farm to raise food for our personal use. Friends quickly started asking if they could get items from us. From 2008 to 2013 we balanced two full time jobs and three kids while learning a lot. In 2013, Wayne moved to farming full time (I still work away from the farm) to give it a go.