Richard & Nancy



Our son, Dennis and Nancy

 

Butterfly Weed


Flowers, Bees & Butterflies




The Wood Stove
 

 



 

Greetings to You!!
Richard and Nancy Frush
 
We are truly blessed with three lovely grown children: Alex, Rachel, & Sonia.  Our son, Dennis, left this life July 2012.  And 10 spectacular grandchildren:  Aidan, Leiham, Simone, Helena, Ruby, Charlotte, Kana, Tara, Kiyomi, and Miyuki!
 
In 2005, we purchased the 6.5 acre farm.  Most of the land was pastureland for horses, the remainder in lawns.  The original 200 year old farm was more than 150 acres.  But as years passed, most of the land was eventually subdivided and sold.  Sandstone from the original barn was used to build the 2 story studio apartment, garage and farm store.  The barn was built about 30 years ago. 
 
During the spring of 2006, we started the first section of vegetable gardens. Goats and chickens were added.  Each year additional vegetable gardens
were created.  In 2008, the first vegetables were grown and sold to customers by advertising through temporary signs along the road.  
 
Our Frush Farm Store officially opened in the spring of 2009.  We offer our customers a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs, dried spices and herbs, jams, canned goods, and brown eggs from happy, free-ranging chickens.  (Visit the "Produce" page for additional information.)
 
Frush Farm Bed & Breakfast is a new addition, opening November 16, 2015.  It features 3 rooms in the farmhouse and an 1,100 sq. ft. studio apartment above the store!  We offer those who stay here a truly "down to earth" experience!  Although cable TV and WiFi are available, we recommend our visitors disconnect and truly immerse in the outdoor environment of our farm. (Visit the "Bed & Breakfast" page for details.)  
 
A wide variety of flowering plants, many which are native species to Pennsylvania, can be found throughout the property.  Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Butterfly Weed, Blood Root, Joe Pye Weed, and other wild flowers grow here.  Flowers are mingled in with herbs and other edibile plants.  Pollinating birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects come to the delights of the many flowering species. Praying Mantis and lady bugs can be found, helping to control the populations of damaging insects.
 
Our goal is to create an eco-friendly environment that provides a fragile balance between production of healthy, safe foods for human consumption and a place for living organism to thrive free of adverse impact.  This includes fresh air, fresh water, clean living conditions, and naturally grown foods for our animals and us. 
 
We strive to reduce our dependence on utilities and our imprint on the environment:
A wood stove keeps the 1st floor of the house warm. 
A solar electric fence keeps the animals "in".
A well & hand pump near the barn supplies fresh water for the animals, as well as for humans! 
We recycle almost everything!
We even hang our clothes "out" to dry!
 
When the electric power goes "out", we can continue to remain in our house, with heat, water, and cooking opportunities available, not only for us, but for our animals. 
 
So, we hope you come and visit and enjoy the rich beauty and flavors of Frush Farm!  Once you have tasted the fresh, naturally grown vegetables and fruits, there is no turning back!!!  And once you have spent a few days with us, you will want more!!!

 


Most of our Grandchildren


The farmhouse


The Studio Apartment & Farm Store


The Barn

Natashia