Manayunk Farm is an urban farm in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. We have a small garden, a few fruit trees, chickens and beehives in our backyard. It all started over the Winter of 2012 when my mother and I read “Farm City” by Novella Carpenter and were inspired to get 3 chickens that Spring. The next Summer we joined the Philadelphia Beekeeper’s Guild and started keeping bees.
During the Summer of 2014 we launched this website, expanded our chicken coop, got 6 more chickens and started selling our honey for the first time. In 2015, my dad attended his first beekeeping course, we raised 2 more chickens, we planted a pair of both witch hazel and apple trees, and made some new products. We were also featured on NPR and in Grid magazine for our work in the field of technologically advanced beekeeping. In 2016 we had two amazing family friends, Max and Nellie, helping us out. We created more products than ever, including soaps, lip balms and jams and sold them at the Pretzel Park Farmers Market in Manayunk.
2017 is a whole new ballgame. We’re still figuring out what this year is going to mean for us. The easiest way to find out what we’re up to is to follow along on our Facebook and instagram.